It Is Your Problem
Posted by Melissa
Read James 2:5-7 and be challenged by verse 5.
According to these verses, what is the relationship between poverty and faith?
Do you think having a higher income decreases a person’s faith? Why or why not?
How does being poor or wealthy affect an individual’s faith?
Do you think people tend to trust God more when He gives them things? Why or why not?
What about you?
When we hear the word poor, we automatically think of money, but there are other ways to be poor—and many people in this world are spiritually poor. In this high-tech world, it’s hard to imagine there are still millions of people who have few or no opportunities to hear God’s Word or worship Him.
If someone hasn’t had a chance to ever hear about Jesus, we shouldn’t turn our backs and simply say, “It’s not my problem.” It is easy to find excuses to avoid sharing with others, but if we don’t, who will? Sometimes, that means going to another country. But perhaps more often, it’s as simple as walking across the street and helping a neighbor or sitting with one of the loners at lunch. It might be as easy as inviting a friend to come to camp with you this summer. If you’re a believer, reaching out to those who need Jesus is your problem.