Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.
Relate: Instead of giving my normal story, analogy, or illustration here I would encourage you to meander over to the Global Rich List and check it out. Took me about 15 seconds tops to discover my place.
React: I don’t consider myself a very rich person. Not by any stretch. The problem is, almost nobody does. Those making 35,000 USD a year (about double me) wish they made 50. Those making 50 wish they made 100 and so on and so forth. Apparently, I am richer than I thought. I make more than 95% of the world. I have clean water, food enough to eat and then some, and a roof over my head with reliable electricity. I’m doing better than hundreds of millions of people worldwide. But do I even hear their cry?
God, I thank You for the many, many ways in which I have been blessed. When I try to look around at those near me it is so easy to overlook how much I actually have. I have been blessed for a reason. Help me to be a blessing. Help me to have ears to hear the cries of the poor. Help me to have a creative and disciplined mind to know when and how to effectively give to those in need that cross my path. Help my walk be intentional toward those that need. Help me to be You to my world.