Verse of the Day: Strengthen the Poor and Needy

April 19, 2007

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49 Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

1 Ezekiel 16:49 (NKJV)

From the Life Application Bible:

It is easy to judge and condemn Sodom, especially for its terrible sexual sins. Ezekiel reminded Judah, however, that Sodom was destroyed because of its pride, laziness, gluttony, and unconcern for the poor and needy. It is easy to be selective in what we consider gross sin. If we do not commit such horrible sins as adultery, homosexuality, stealing, and murder, we may think we are living good enough lives. But what about sins like pride, laziness, gluttony, and indifference to the needy? These sins may not be as shocking to you as the others, but they are also forbidden by God.

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One Response to “Verse of the Day: Strengthen the Poor and Needy”

  1. Zachary Says:

    Just wanted to say hello. It’s nice to see a Christian Finance Blog out there! Take care, and God bless!


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