Amos 2 Basil the Great (theologian and b

Amos 2

Basil the Great (theologian and bishop in modern-day Turkey, 4th century) wrote, “The bread you do not use is the bread of the hungry. The garment hanging in your wardrobe is the garment of the person who is naked. The shoes you do not wear are the shoes of the one who is barefoot. The money you keep locked away is the money of the poor.”

God is judging Israel because of their approach to the poor and the oppressed, v7.
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die every day because of poverty. Today, 22,000!
The poor are very important to God. Our approach matters to Him.

Every day we see some form of honour killing taking place around the world. In fact every year 5,000 women and children are murdered because of this.
Every day, 6,000 girls face the trauma of female genital mutilation. There are not enough pages for the terrible statistics that are available today.
Violence, oppression, trauma, terror, pain and empty stomachs.
This matters to God.
Think of the poor and the oppressed, pray for them. Look for them.

This is one of the reasons why I am involved in Missions.
Every day for over 2 years now I have written a blog walking through the Bible chapter by chapter. Hundreds and hundreds of people read this every day and I am amazed that they do.
But today and for the next week I am simply asking all of you to do something that matters to me. Will you please donate to Elim Missions. In just over a weeks time I will be running a 10k in Manila. I am there in the Philippines to further the help that Elim Missions is doing to help the poor and the oppressed.
I need to raise more money. Will you help me? Click below, thank you.
http://www.elimmissions.co.uk/support/default.asp?ArticleCode=ART00674

Because it matters.

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