Morning Direction From Scripture 2-27-17

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Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
    The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.
The Lord protects them
    and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
    and rescues them from their enemies.
The Lord nurses them when they are sick
    and restores them to health. Psalm 41:1-3

Why do you think God favors those who are kind to the poor?

Evening Meditation 2-26-17

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Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
    The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.
The Lord protects them
    and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
    and rescues them from their enemies.
The Lord nurses them when they are sick
    and restores them to health. Psalm 41:1-3

How have you seen the benefits of being kind to the poor play out in real life?

Mid Afternoon Meditation 2-26-17

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Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
    The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.
The Lord protects them
    and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
    and rescues them from their enemies.
The Lord nurses them when they are sick
    and restores them to health. Psalm 41:1-3

What are some things that get in the way of being kind to the poor?

Morning Direction From Scripture 2-26-17

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But may all who search for you
    be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
    repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,
    let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.
You are my helper and my savior.
    O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:16,17

Do you think there is a difference between God’s definition of delay and ours? If so what is the difference?

Evening Meditation 2-25-17

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But may all who search for you
    be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
    repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,
    let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.
You are my helper and my savior.
    O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:16,17

What does it mean that God is our savior? What does He save us from?

Mid Afternoon Meditation 2-25-17

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But may all who search for you
    be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
    repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,
    let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.
You are my helper and my savior.
    O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:16,17

In what way do you view God as your helper?

Morning Direction From Scripture 2-25-17

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But may all who search for you
    be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
    repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,
    let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.
You are my helper and my savior.
    O my God, do not delay. Psalm 40:16,17

What kind of things make you feel poor and needy?