If you want to read more about chapter 6, jump over to marla & check it out.
Quotes that really stuck with me…
pg. 111 “If our lives do not reflect radical compassion for the poor, there is reason to wonder if Christ is really in us at all.”
pg. 115 “Regardless of what we say or sing or study on Sunday morning, rich people who neglect the poor are not the people of God.”
These are strong statements. David Platt says that caring for the poor is (among other things) evidence of our salvation. whoa. I had never thought of that. I am still processing.
He points how easy it is to look away, when faced with the statistics of how many people will go to bed hungry, or even die from starvation today – easy until those faces have names & you have seen them & loved on them. I agree completely.
pg. 123 “I realize there is never going to come a day when I stand before God & He says, ‘I wish you had kept more for yourself.’”
The Lord is telling me today…it is just stuff!