13 June 2007

a glimpse of God's perspective on the poor

my brother-in-law ben showed me this verse while i was in africa with him a few weeks ago. i can't seem to shake it. i know it's scripture, so why should i even try to shake it? probably because it's a tough one to accept.

ezekiel 16:49 tells what God sees as the ultimate sin of sodom. you know, the city that we all remember for its debauchery and vulgarity and all? well, here's what ezekiel 16:49 says:

"Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy."

ooof.

6 comments:

Ken Witcher said...

ouch! Thats a good word. It hits home and it also makes me realize that in France one of our biggest challenges will be dealing with the arrogant and unconcerned (not so much overfed). There is tremendous discrimination there and I believe that God wants to do a great work in this area.

FeatherIron said...

YIKES! You know I'm gonna have to steal this. :-)

I'll give you props!

Misty said...

wow, that really makes you realize that it's not about us
it's about THEM

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Ouch! the poor and needy are all around us. Sometimes it may look overwhelming so some people may dismiss it but heping just one person in need may in return bless a home, a family, a community, a state, a country, a nation!!

Joel Dyke said...

Dude! That will preach for sure. What a powerful verse! Love your blog Dan.

Cajun Tiger said...

My pastor has been preaching on that lately...very powerful!