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In America, poverty is a political football, with competing ideological factions laying out one government program after another, or seeking to modify one government program after another, in an attempt to "help the poor". In all this wrangling, the poor are all but forgotten.
Which is the sin, for God asked people to remember the poor. And God did not give that responsibility to bureaucrats in a far away city, who can only locate the poor if they have an address; that responsibility is a charge to everyone who names the Name of Christ. Nevertheless, we fail on at least two fronts.
The first is that we have largely abandoned the responsibility of caring for the poor to those who do not know them, therefore denying those in poverty the compassionate interaction with those who know and care about their situation; we fail to understand that the caring touch has greater human value than a check.
The second is that we have chosen to believe a lie given us by government: that poverty could be eradicated anywhere. A governments' pronouncement of a War on Poverty did not and could not invalidate Deuteronomy 15:11, or Matthew 26:11, or Mark 14:7, or John 12:8.
God never intended for poverty to go away; He simply expects His people to do something for those who are in that situation.
When the disciples wanted to send the multitude away, to the towns, to the mercy of others, to fend for themselves, Jesus did not suffer it. Rather, He said to HIis disciples, "You give them something to eat", even though they had nothing to give.
Perhaps it is a matter of whether you believe God, or the government, knows best how to address the needs of the poor, and to which one you offer your allegiance.
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The children of Israel are waiting for the opportunity to replace God Almighty as their King, it would seem.
1 Samuel 8:5-9New Living Translation (NLT)
5 “Look,” they told him, “you are now old, and your sons are not like you. Give us a king to judge us like all the other nations have.”
6 Samuel was displeased with their request and went to the Lord for guidance. 7 “Do everything they say to you,” the Lord replied, “for they are rejecting me, not you. They don’t want me to be their king any longer. 8 Ever since I brought them from Egypt they have continually abandoned me and followed other gods. And now they are giving you the same treatment. 9 Do as they ask, but solemnly warn them about the way a king will reign over them.”
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God doesn't base his opinion of people on their personality or appearance, as the world tends to do. Instead, God looks upon the heart. He informs Samuel of his plan to replace King Saul with David, a man after His own heart.
1 Samuel 16:6-7New King James Version (NKJV)
6 So it was, when they came, that he looked at Eliab and said, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is before Him!”
7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees;[a] for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
The fear of God was growing throughout Israel, and 20 years after the Ark of the Convenant was returned to the Israelites, Samuel, the priest and the last of the judges in Israel, told the people to clean house and devote themselves fully to God. He said that they could be free of oppression from their enemies if they would get rid of all of their false gods and worship God alone. The people did, and then God gave them victory over their enemies.
God will do the same for us.
God spoke to little Samuel, and he repeatedly thought the priest Eli was calling him. Finally, Eli realizes what's going on, and Samuel has a conversation with God.
1 Samuel 3:10-14Living Bible (TLB)
10 And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!”
And Samuel replied, “Yes, I’m listening.”
11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “I am going to do a shocking thing in Israel. 12 I am going to do all of the dreadful things I warned Eli about. 13 I have continually threatened him and his entire family with punishment because his sons are blaspheming God, and he doesn’t stop them. 14 So I have vowed that the sins of Eli and of his sons shall never be forgiven by sacrifices and offerings.”
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