JUMANNE TAREHE 31/08/2021, ASUBUHI
Mambo ya Walawi 25:35-38
35 Na ikiwa ndugu yako amekuwa maskini, na mkono wake umelegea kwako, ndipo utamsaidia, atakaa nawe kama mgeni, na msafiri.
36 Usitake riba kwake wala faida, bali mche Mungu wako, ili ndugu yako akae nawe.
37 Usimpe fedha yako upate riba, wala usimpe vyakula vyako kwa kujitakia faida.
38 Mimi ndimi BWANA, Mungu wako, niliyewatoa katika nchi ya Misri ili niwape nchi ya Kanaani, nipate kuwa Mungu wenu.
Tuwapende jirani zetu
Tunasoma kuwa tukimuona ndugu maskini, tumsaidie haja zake. Tukae naye kama vile mgeni na msafiri. Mgeni hukirimiwa vizuri, kwa wema na ukarimu. Pia tukimsaidia tusitegemee faida.
Andiko hili linakuja likitukumbusha kusaidia wasiojiweza, kwa vitendo. Sisi kama Wakristo tunawajibika kusaidia wasiojiweza, yatima, wazee na wajane. Tunatekeleza hili? Tunajitoa kwa ajili ya utume wa kusaidia wasiojiweza?
Tukifanya hivi tunawapenda hawa ndugu zetu na kuutangaza wema wa Kristo. Tutoe mali zetu kwa ajili ya maskini, huo ndio upendo kwa jirani, tukizingatia kuwa mali zote tumepewa na Mungu.
TUESDAY 31ST AUGUST 2021, MORNING.
35 “‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. 37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit. 38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
Let's love our neighbours
In the above verses we read that when we see a poor person, we should help him with his needs. Stay with him as a stranger and a traveller. A guest is welcomed kindly and generously. Also helping him should not be for profit.
This text comes to remind us to help the helpless, practically. We as Christians have a responsibility to help the needy, orphans, the elderly and widows. Are we implementing this? Are we committing ourselves to a mission to help the underprivileged?
As we do this we love our brothers and proclaim the goodness of Christ. In giving our possessions to the poor, we show our love to a neighbour, considering that all wealth is given to us by God.