Acts 3: 3
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.
When you are a cripple you need healing.
But the temptation is to think what you need is something to sustain you in your crippled state because life is not going to change. I need money because I cannot work to get it myself.
Beggars are people who believe their ability to create and produce will be forever non-existent.
When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for prayer … he asked them for advice …. he asked for them to take him inside. No, he appeals to their charitable side. Every worshippers wants to please God. If they go to worship and the last thing they have done is thrown some coins at a beggar then surely God will be pleased. The beggar knows this. He is well positioned. There is so much money wasted in the name of missions because the donor wants to look good and please God.
Beggars and donors have a relationship only based on money.
What this beggar didn’t realise that the donors today were not prepared to enter into that kind of relationship. They were going to give him far more than he was begging for!