1 John 3

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Devotional

But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

– 1 John 3:17

This is a challenging word for Americans. It is clear that we are a nation that “has this world’s goods.” A brief check on the Global Rich List reveals that an income of just $32,500 puts you in the top 1%. I guess those Occupy Wall Street peeps might need to change their slogan.  Not only are we the most wealthy, there is also not a day that goes by that we do not see our fellow brothers and sisters in need.

“God, help me to have a giving heart! Cause Your love to abide in me.”

Today’s goal

Be thankful. Don’t shut up your heart from those truly in need.

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon