‘There should be some equality’


On “doing justice” for fellow believers who are impoverished and struggling in faraway places:

“… It isn’t important how much you are able to give. God wants you to give what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean you should give so much that you suffer from having too little. I only mean that there should be some equality. Right now you have plenty and can help them. Then at some other time they can share with you when you need it. In this way, everyone’s needs will be met. Do you remember what the Scriptures say about this? ‘Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough.'” (1 Corinthians 8:12-15 NLT)

When you give to help your brothers and sisters who are suffering, give so there will be accountability, through trustworthy partners who will truly help the poor and not create dependency — or keep most of your gift for themselves. In that regard, I commend to you Baptist Global Response. As Paul wrote: “These brothers are representatives of the churches. They are splendid examples of those who bring glory to Christ. So show them your love, and prove to all the churches that our boasting about you is justified.”


About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
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