Today’s Blog: Payment in Kindness
TODAY’S PROVERB: One who is kind to the poor lends to Adonai, and Adonai will reward him for his good deed. Proverbs 19:17, TLV
How amazing is this! I love the passages that give us insights into how to bless the Creator of the Universe — our Father. Other than the, “please listen” verses, there isn’t much to give a glimpse into our Abba’s heart.
Worship and praise are blessings to Him, of course. But, today’s proverb is one of my favorites. “Lending to the Lord” — how wondrous!
Clearly, GOD doesn’t need our resources or our finances — because, He owns all the beasts in the forest and cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10). He created the universe. He is everything. How is it He considers our acts of kindness and benevolence as a loan to Him?
Are we on loan from Him?
Could it be we are on loan from Him? We’re His hands and heart to those He loves?
To be His emissary to others in need is an honor. Something to be treasured. I can say, after everything He has done for me, there is no repayment necessary.
Whether we give a gift to a charity or work in a soup kitchen, or give our time to help a neighbor, we can be the sweet fragrance or delicious aroma of Yeshua — Jesus — in another’s life (2 Corinthians 2:15).
Demonstrating kindness from a grateful and loving heart shines brightly in a dark world. If we’ve learned anything positive during this time of isolation, is how much we can help others. Even in small ways. Imagine if every child of GOD did this — the light would be blinding.
I’ll leave us with this song that is a powerful understanding of this verse. Matthew West’s, Do Something.