Here last weekend’s sermon in 10 tweets:
1/ God’s providence calls for action, beginning with hard work.
2/ Hard work doesn't = good things coming our way. There were other faithful, poor hard working widows who didn't experience the same results.
3/ God’s providence calls for strategic planning. Faith isn’t about simply letting events unfold.
4/ Moses, Joshua, David, and Nehemiah were all strategic planners and thinkers in the Bible. Add to that list Naomi.
5/ Don’t make the mistake of calling what Naomi does “manipulative” and calling what the men in the Bible do “strategic.”
6/ God’s providence calls out compassionate generosity.
7/ Allowing gleaning was exceptional. It was on mission. Every farmer who allowed it tangibly saw how much $ they were leaving for the poor.
8/ “I already got five dollars.”
9/ When we’re not generous it’s because we fail to know what is enough and that our enough is a gift of God.
10/ When I fail to give generously, I’m dipping into what belongs to God & declaring that what he has given me is not enough.
Watch the sermon here.