Today's devotion for today is based on Job 31:18,19, "Since I was young, I have been like a father to the orphans. I have not let anyone die for lack of clothes or let a needy person go without a coat."
As I read about Job's generosity and care for orphans, the poor, and those in need, I am reminded that Job's example of generosity flows to all in need. Back in Job’s day, it was up to God's people to provide for those in need.
Maybe we don't see 'beggars on the street' where we live. But that doesn't mean we can't reflect the grace and generosity that God has given us. We can give to organizations that help those in need. We don't do this to win brownie points to get to heaven; we do this because we are loved and cared for by God.
So, my sisters and brothers in Christ, let us shine the light of our salvation and show the world God's heart for those in need by being generous with our time, abilities, and possessions.
Please pray with me: Almighty God, giver of all good things, we thank you for your eternal generosity to us. Spur us on to give to those in need. Holy Spirit guide us in our giving so that we may bless others as we have been blessed. In your holy name, I pray. Amen.