Ask yourself; “How many times have I observed a critical situation and walked on by?” For me, it’s probably been more times than I care to recall. Society trains us to “walk on the other side,” or to look away, because it’s none of our business. For the Christian this is not true. Is there anything you can do to make a difference in someone’s life?
Another question with which Christians should be familiar. “What would Jesus do?”
You see someone standing on the side of the road holding up a sign, “Will work for food.” Is it true or is it a scam? We don’t know the answer to that question. It’s hard to look into the faces of those who have fallen on hard times. Do you look away or look at the person holding the sign? It may be a series of life’s trials and tribulations that brought this person to the road side; the one with whom you are working so hard to avoid eye contact.
Should you give to every person standing on the side of the road? Only if Jesus tells you to. Even if we have no money; we can always show mercy. “Man looks at the outside and God looks at the heart.” He knows the way that you take. He knows the spiritual condition of your heart. In Proverbs; God tells us to watch over our hearts with all diligence for from it flow the issues of life.
Just obey God. He will direct your path and order your steps. He will reveal the hidden things. He tells us, “Give and it shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together, running over.”
Prayer in Motion:
Jesus, may I give as unto You, my Lord and my God. Direct my steps and order my path as my eyes behold the poor and downcast. I will obey all you say do. In Jesus Name. Amen