Nov 13, 2008

One more thing...

I just have one more thing to say about the global food crisis and how we can help... for those that claim the Christian faith, we really have no excuse because we've been comissioned and commanded to help those in need. Want proof? I just found these scriptures when I Googled "God and Food Crisis" and I think they are quite appropriate! :)

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. … Defend the rights of the poor and needy." — Proverbs 31:8-9

“…if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday.” Isaiah 58:10

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice … Is it not to share your food with the hungry …” Isaiah 58:6-7

"For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give -large or small- will be used to measure what is given back to you." Luke 6:38

"Feed the hungry! Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too; and you will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring." Isaiah 58:10-11

"He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses." Proverbs 28:27

"Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise." Luke 3:10-11

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"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it, but I'm afraid God would ask me the same question."
You don't change the world by trying to change the world; you change the world by changing yourself.
-Gerry Straub