We can never outgove God. May we follow his example of giving in love.
Today’s reading: Deuteronomy 14-16.
Mark Twain said, “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.” That’s a good summary of how many people feel about tithing, one of the topics in today’s reading. But I don’t want to write about tithing today. Let’s look at what Deuteronomy has to say about poverty.
There should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today… There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land. Deuteronomy 15:4-5, 11
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