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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Luke 18:35

Luke 18:35 As Jesus drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging.

This wasn't surprising - there were beggars everywhere: people who had fallen on hard times, people with disabilities or injuries, people had been abandoned by their families and by society. Perhaps nothing changes - you can see beggars on the streets of many UK towns and cities, and some of them make quite a nice living on it.

This beggar, the text tells us, is blind. A big disadvantage; almost more so if he had once been sighted but had lost his sight for some reason or another. He was, shall we say, a genuine beggar - unable to work and earn his living. But there was no welfare state, no disability cover. What else could he do?

Have a look around you today and see how many beggars you notice: on the pavements, in shop doorways, under bridges or subways. How are they dressed and what are they doing? Do they seem 'genuine' and how would you know? Try to see them with Jesus' eyes - what would He see and how would He respond?

Posted By Jonathan, 5:00am Comment Comments: 1

Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Comment -

It is not for me to judge any man. It is never correct to base my response about your condition simply by how you may look or act. However, if the Spirit prompts me to offer prayer, I must offer to pray. If the spirit prompts me to offer assistance, I must offer as He requires.

Romans 8:14 KJV For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Posted By Edward Bishop Sr 03:36pm