“the poor will never cease from the land.” Wow, that’s a pretty negative quote. Sounds like somebody who just doesn’t have foresight. Definitely not a visionary. Not like one entrepreneur I’m connected with in a business network. I just saw a post of his where he said his purpose is to “end poverty.”
So, he obviously doesn’t believe the poor will never cease from the land.
Because if he believes that, why would he think his mission is to end it. If it will never cease, that means he won’t be able to make it cease. OK, have I driven that point far enough into the ground?
To be fair, the entrepreneur I’m talking about is a very nice guy. And he’s very successful in the world of copywriting (that’s writing for business, in case you don’t know). I’ve spoken with him, personally, and I have nothing against him as a person. In fact, he says he’s a Christian, and I have no reason to doubt it.
But he misses the real Christian message, so often, with the Christian messages he shares. And his purpose to end poverty, while noble (in a touchy feely way), is in stark contradiction to the person whose quote I shared to start this post.
They can’t BOTH be right.
They could both be wrong. Or one of them could be wrong while the other is right. But they can’t BOTH be right. Because one seeks to end poverty while the other says it will always be here.
I guess I should share this little morsel of info about the person who said the poor will never cease from the land. He also said you should help the poor when you can. So, he’s not hard-hearted. And he DOES care. But he also knows (and shares) what’s true and what isn’t. Regardless of how it “feels.”
And here’s one more morsel for you.
God also said this to a guy, who appeared to be concerned about the poor, “The poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
Wow. Always. Sounds like there’s really no end to poverty. So, to make ending it your purpose in life sounds fruitless. Especially when you consider there are so many people in this world who prefer it.
Yes. Prefer it. They absolutely do NOT want to work. And they absolutely do NOT want the responsibility that comes with wealth. If you were able, somehow, to make them wealthy, they’d be rid of it faster than you could probably imagine.
But hey, if it makes you feel good, who cares what God says about it?
How can anybody profit?
Give of your hand and not your heart
And no one’s world can change.
When will anybody listen?
When all the deer and the antelope
Lose their home out on the range?
Why does everybody forget?
Their little brick and glass domain
Can’t shield them from the fire.
I wish that we could all be happy.
I know we should and maybe we could
Put our faith a whole lot higher
(from the song, “Rainbow City”)
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