We are now at day 3 of our 31 days of compassion, and it is amazing to see how the Lord is using this experience to change lives! Yesterday, we shared Scriptures that inspire us to care for the poor. Today, we want to dig deeper into God’s word and hear more of his heart on justice, compassion, and poverty.
As we consider all that Scripture has to say about justice, compassion, and poverty, you may be overwhelmed by the myriad of verses exhorting us to care for the poor. Or, after searching the Scriptures with us yesterday, you may want more than a taste of the truth. Among the many ways we can dig deeper into God’s word, there is a variety of Bible reading plans available.
One free resource for such plans is Youversion. We appreciate the wide array of Bible reading plans available on Youversion, and there is of course the bonus of portability with their mobile applications. I was blessed to find multiple reading plans on such topics as compassion, justice, and poverty. Some examples include 7-day plans on compassion, justice, and poverty from the American Bible Society, Compassion: A 14-Day Journey, and Restart: Compassion and Justice (40 days). In order to use Youversion, you need to create a free account, but this only takes a moment and is well worth your time.
Today, Andy and I will be choosing to study God’s word further through one of these Bible reading plans. How about you? Will you join us? Will you choose a Bible reading plan and study what the Scriptures say about compassion, justice, and poverty? Do you have any other resources you would like to recommend for studying these topics in Scripture? As we continue to hear God’s heart for the poor, I pray that we would encourage one another and share our thoughts and experiences in the comments. Be sure to come back tomorrow and join us to talk about caring for the littlest, but not least among us.