Some people have the wrong idea that whenever they give an offering in Church, they are making a donation to support the Church. No, your offering isn’t a donation but an oblation; because you are designed to care for the needy.
Now caring for the needy, is an issue that is very dear to the heart of the Almighty God. For instance Deuteronomy 15:11 says; For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. So according to the above scripture, God reveals His mindset to us concerning the poor. Because God is sovereign, it is needless to ask why there should be poor people in the land, and it is equally unwarranted to query Him as to why He did not put an end to poverty. The good thing is that God has made provision, for the needy in His infallible word. It is left for you to obey His commands, and be blessed in return. Because is an act of worship. It’s a testimony of your faith in the living God. When you give your offering to the needy, you are testifying to God from your spirit, to your own spirit, and to demons and devils of darkness, of your faith in the living God; there’s a spiritual connection that. So, when you give to the poor, the Lord marks it, because you are lending to Him, and He will repay you, because that poor man can’t pay you back. So, He blesses you for it.
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Therefore someone is in need when he or she lacks what matters for his or her existence, and we are commanded to meet such needs if we are in a position to do so. From our anchor scripture, you see that it was not just a situation, of the people not having money to buy food; but also that there was no food to buy. This shows that money can be of no use, when what you need is not available to buy. You should therefore learn that the needy are not just those who don’t have food, clothes or money; even rich people among us can be in serious need of things that money cannot buy, so you are designed to care for the needy.