Be Generous Providing for the Poor

God commanded the Israelites to be intentionally generous with their bounty so the poor could have food also. What is the 21st century analog to this? Giving regular financial gifts to our local food pantry? To our church deacon fund? Somewhere else?

These verses are about a lifestyle of generosity, specifically to provide for the poor. I am challenged by this because I know currently, I am not giving and doing enough in this regard.

Deuteronomy 24: 19-22 NLT

““When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the Lord your God will bless you in all you do. When you beat the olives from your olive trees, don’t go over the boughs twice. Leave the remaining olives for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. When you gather the grapes in your vineyard, don’t glean the vines after they are picked. Leave the remaining grapes for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Remember that you were slaves in the land of Egypt. That is why I am giving you this command.”

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