Key verse: Psalms 37:25
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
To be dubbed righteous by scripture is to live right in the sight of God. Those considered righteous therefore, are those who live in love. They are ever giving to the needy, ever merciful to those they meet particularly those who owe or offend them, and they are always lending to those in need with a view to helping them find their feet. All these they do not because they expect a pay back or reward; and not because they are blood relations. They do these things out of kindness. By the principle of sowing and reaping, their acts do not go unnoticed by God and because God has better insight into life and living, He ensures that they get their recompense directly and through their offspring. This is a confirmation of the saying that he who gives to the poor lends to God.
God owes no one. Every good deed of man He recompenses. Therefore, it is important for us to do good always particularly to the members of the household of faith. In doing good, at times we entertain angels. Angels? Yes. As men can be taken over by the spirit of Satan like it happened to Peter and Judas Iscariot, men can also act as a medium for angelic use and ministration. Abraham’s kindness to his three visitors turned out to be kindness to God. Through it he got the promise of being father of many nations fulfilled. And to his generations, God has been so faithful. The generations of the biological children of Abraham are generally the Jews and the Arabs. Though at daggers drawn against one another, but compared with other races, they are just naturally wealthy people because God honors His promise to Abraham. For this, Abraham is not forsaken nor his children beg bread, never. Yes, they may suffer a while for whatever circumstance they find themselves, but for the sake of Abraham, God comes through for them. This is a position that does not relate to their sins as separate people generally.
We too can start to reap from the goodness of God if we live righteously as described. Wherever our seeds find themselves, they begin to enjoy the result of our kindness without even knowing how it came about. Why don’t you set a part of your income apart for benevolence from today? God will honor it.
Pray: Father, please honor my past acts of righteousness even as you help me never to cease from righteous deeds in Jesus name.