Thursday, March 28, 2013

Open hands

If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need. Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. (Deuteronomy 15:7, 8, 10, 11 NIV)

<idle musing>
Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but this set of verses isn't among the ones the right-wingers quote...pity, that.
</idle musing>

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