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Joyce Meyer's Devotional For June 2, 2014

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Be Generous on Purpose
by Joyce Meyer - posted June 02, 2014

And let fall some handfuls for her on purpose and let them lie there for her to glean, and do not rebuke her.
—Ruth 2:16

Today’s scripture is an instruction from Boaz, a wealthy man and leader in his community, to his workers. Telling them to leave grain in the fields for Ruth “on purpose” was his way of providing for her and her mother-in-law, Naomi, who were both poor widows. In their day the law demanded that some grain be left over after harvest so poor people could glean it and have something to eat. Boaz knew the law, but gave this instruction anyway to make sure that Ruth would have enough. We see repeatedly in Scripture that God always provides for the poor. But His provision does not fall out of the sky or just miraculously appear; He provides through people.

At Joyce Meyer Ministries, we have an account called “Love in Action.” The ministry and employees can give money to this account specifically to be used for the needs of fellow employees who might be experiencing a difficult time financially for one reason or another. Perhaps sickness has left them with a burden, or a special need with a child may have gotten them in distress. We decided we wanted to be prepared to help those among us who had genuine needs and could not help themselves.

If you have a Bible study group or a group of friends who want to love and bless others, one thing you can do is select a treasurer or open a special bank account. Let everyone donate to that special fund each week or month. You can call it “Love in Action” or choose your own name, but use it to meet needs that arise. Often we hear about needs and wish we could help. Why not start saving for those times so you can be prepared? If you cannot form a group, then find one or two people and if you have to, do it by yourself; just do it!

Love Others Today: Needs will arise. Prepare ahead of time to be able to meet them—and ask others to join you.

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