Think About Others

Deuteronomy 24:19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands.

God’s people were to always make provision for others. There were the strangers or foreigners, the fatherless or orphans and the widows. There were also poor people. God wanted His people to always make a way for others. That is a wonderful lesson for us.

It is so easy to focus on ourselves and what we have. It is easy to think in terms of what we want and need and not to think of those that are less fortunate. God gave a prescription for that many years ago.

As for immigrants he even gave instruction to treat them right because the people of Israel had once been where they were!

Tomorrow’s reading Deuteronomy 25

Come quickly Jesus!

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

As John writes the closing verses of the Bible he offers up a prayer asking Jesus to hurry and come back. Jesus has promised to come quickly.

I believe in the imminent return of Christ. I look for Him to come back at any time. The world may mock that He is coming. They mocked the first time also. We know that the Word of God is true. We know that He will return and take us home.

It should be the prayer of our heart that He would come quickly. We should live, think, and act as though He is coming.

Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus!

About the author

Austin Gardner is pastor of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. Previously he was church planting missionary in Peru for 20 years.

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