Saturday, September 3, 2005

“Now I Will Arise” says the LORD

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy,
“Now I will arise,” says the LORD;
“I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.”
(Psalm 12:5)
God sees the oppression and hears the sighing. He has arisen and is moving His hand to rescue. He does it through His people.
Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble,
The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth.
(Psalm 41:1-2)
Those who bless the poor will themselves be blessed.
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD,
And He will pay back what he gives.
(Proverbs 19:17)
The Hebrew word for “pity” means to incline. The word for “poor” refers to those who are weak, thin, dangling. The word for “lend” means to twine, to unite.

When you incline your ear to the cry of those in great need, opening your heart and your hand toward them, you are entwining your heart with God’s, synchronizing with Him. For He has already inclined His heart and opened His heart and hand toward them.

Whatever you give in this time of great need, the LORD will pay back, and He always pays back much more than what you give. You will not come up short in any way but will abound with the blessing of the LORD.

God is arising to help the victims of Katrina, will you entwine your heart with His and let Him arise through you? It will be blessed back to you in greater measure.

Give to Operation Blessing Hurricane Relief.
Give to Somebody Cares America Hurricane Relief.
Give to Salvation Army Hurricane Relief.
Give to American Red Cross.