She stretches out her hand to the poor; yes, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Philanthropy: an active effort to promote human welfare.
Compassion: sympathetic understanding of another’s distress together with a desire to alleviate it.
Jesus told us we’d always have the poor among us and that we could do them good whenever we liked. If God’s love has found a home in our hearts then we’ll be moved to care for others. Care enough to intentionally act to relieve their burdens and meet their needs.
One of the things I found amazing as we traveled throughout Ghana was the constant reminder of God’s goodness. Homes and businesses cars and even large trucks all have names and slogans or pieces of Scripture declaring God’s goodness, care, and protection.
I don’t feel guilty for what I have as an American, but I know God wants to bless others through me. My husband is very generous. He’s one of those cheerful givers that God so loves.
In our verse today from Proverbs 31 we see that this woman is a philanthropist. She reaches out to those in need.
Part of her industriousness has resulted in enough to share with others.
I want to be a Faith Lady!
Beginning now I’m praying that God will open my eyes to the needs around me and show me how to carve out a portion of the resources under my control for others.
Have you found a way to be a blessing to those around you in need?
Do you do it on your own or give through your church or another organization?