"The wicked takes and the righteous gives." That's the Jeremy Summary of Psalm 37:21.
"The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives" (that's what the Bible actually says).
If you want to be seen as wicked, borrow and don't repay. If you want to be seen as righteous, show mercy and give.
But does this mean that the righteous shows mercy and that the righteous also gives? That is a possible interpretation of it, but the way I see it is that it's two contrary things that the wicked and the righteous do (the wicked takes and the righteous gives). If this interpretation is correct, then, another way to see the righteous is that he (or she) shows mercy through his or her giving.
God wants us to give generously. When is He calling you to show mercy through your giving? One way you can demonstrate this is by helping the poor in your community. Another way is through donating to us, as we've pledged to help a Christian maternity center in Romania as well as planning children's homes, an afterschool program, a food distribution program, and a job preparation, all to help the community around us who is in need, and to be able to open the doors to share with them the Gospel of Christ. You can donate here.
No matter how you do it, how is God calling you to be righteous through giving to those in need today?
"Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth. By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You."
We're going to go through hard times. However, remember, you've gone through hard times in the past, and you're still here. God has gotten you through those, too.
The same God that brought you out of those trials and tribulations can get you out of these trials and tribulations. He saw your situation before you did, and if you're His, He's working it out for your good. Praise God in the good times, praise God in the hard times.
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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths," Proverbs 3:5-6.
This week, several events have caused us to have to trust God more, and He works, even through those circumstances. I'm sure it's the same for you. If you have any worries, they're not yours to bear. Give them over to God, and He will give you that peace that can only come from Him.
What are you not giving over to God? He's waiting for you to turn over all your concerns, worries, and fears over to Him.