Jesus said we would always have the poor with us, and we know that includes the materially poor and the spiritually poor as well. That is a promise also, that we will always have the blessed privilege to help someone.
Nehemiah gives us a graphic picture concerning what took place during the celebration of their glorious Feast of Tabernacles.
"Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions to them for whom nothing is prepared . . . neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
How many there are on every side for whom nothing is prepared! Let us find some sad and needy heart whom there is no one else to think of or care for. Let us pray for someone who has none to pray for him. Let us be like Him who, one day, came to a world that would not appreciate Him, to be rejected and finally murdered.
Let us not be afraid to know something even of the love that is rejected or that seems to be thrown away on the unworthy. That should never be a deterrent from doing good to those in real need. For that is the love of Christ, and God has for such love a rich recompense.
"Send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared—" Nehemiah 8:10
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!