I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Deuteronomy 14:29.“ And the Levite, because he has no portion, nor inheritance, with you and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow who are within your gates, may come and eat and be satisfied, that the Lord your God, may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do. ”
From the above context we see how God had directed the people of Israel to consider the poor, the fatherless and the widows. And then God promises to bless them. In ancient Israel, God instructed His people to set aside a special tithe to assist those in need: orphans, widows, strangers, and Levites. Even today the churches set aside a portion of tithe for the welfare of the poor people. And they used some of the revenue to support God’s work of preaching the gospel and help the church members that gather to worship. A portion from the produce of their land was also used to support the poor and needy. The whole appointment evidently was against the covetousness, distrust, and selfishness of the human heart. It promoted friendliness, liberality, and cheerfulness, and raised a fund for the relief of the poor. They were taught that their worldly portion was most comfortably enjoyed, when shared with their brethren who were in want. If we thus serve God, and do with what we have, it is promised that the Lord our God will bless us in all the works of our land. The blessing of God is all to our outward prosperity; and without that blessing, the work of our hands will bring nothing to pass.
Today all the promises and the blessings of God which He has spoken will rest upon the crown of your head. You have experienced many stormy wind during the past years, but you waited very patiently for God to do something good in your life. You had to face many challenges, but in spite of all the hurdles you had a boldness within you that one day the Lord will perform a miracle for you. Hence your hope will not be lost for surely there is a hereafter. You hoped that heavenly rain will pour down upon you and your family. You are waiting upon God with much hope. That is why God wants to bless you through this message. From today onwards it’s going to rain on your side. May be until today you had only experienced sheer dryness as a result there was lack of finance and thereby you landed in huge debts. And you had to face shame and dishonour.
You neither had gold or silver or sufficient money to settle your children in marriage, You couldn’t help them to do higher studies. Nor could you establish a business for them Therefore you are pained at heart. But never forget that you have a God who has the gold and silver. So don’t be afraid of the prevailing situation, God has come down to help you. God is about to pour his blessings upon you, and your family. All that God expects from you is that when God blesses you, then you need to consider the poor. If you do so, then the Lord your God, will bless you in all the work of your hand which you do. All these days you never seemed to prosper in any of the things you attempted to do. But henceforth you shall prosper because you have set your hope in God. It is certain that after reading this message a ray of hope has filled your heart regarding a bright future. Faith like that of a mustard seed has developed within you. So all the mountain like problems that stand as a blockade preventing you from being successful, will be uprooted. God has placed not only an open door but a favourable door to your success. God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you for teaching us to be thoughtful about the poor and needy. Help us to share what we have with others, never to underestimate them at any cost but to consider them. And thus be blessed in our lives. May we help the people in our church and contribute to the preaching of the Gospel.