“If there is a poor man with you, one of your
brothers, in any of your towns in your land which
the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not
harden your heart, nor close your hand from your
poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand
to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient
for his need in whatever he lacks.
“Beware that there is no base thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and your eye is hostile toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you. You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings.For the poor will never cease to be in the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.’” Deuteronomy 15:7–11
Monday’s Bible reading is Deuteronomy 13–15.
May the Lord be with you and bless you through the reading of His Word.
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