Read: Psalm 86
We can all relate to Psalm 86:1 where David says, “I am poor and needy.” Even the richest among us should understand that poverty and need relate more to the spirit than to one’s finances. When billionaire Rich DeVos speaks to people he often says, “I’m just a sinner saved by grace.”
Psalm 86 tells us that the help God provides is not measured by any ruler. When we acknowledge that we are poor and needy, we are not doing that so that God will lavish material riches on us. We do so to open the door to other more valuable treasures.
Here is what God does for the poor and needy. He will “preserve” our lives and “save” all those who trust in Him (Ps. 86:2). He will be “merciful” and “ready to forgive” (Ps. 86:3,5). He will listen to and answer prayer (Ps. 86:6-7). We are not to take God’s blessings without giving back. We have a responsibility to learn God’s ways, walk in His truth, fear God’s name, praise the Lord, and glorify His name (Ps. 86:11-12).
Do you consider yourself as “poor and needy”? If so, let us not forget all the spiritual blessings God has for us and the godly response we should have toward His generosity. Someone once said, “The poorest man is he whose only wealth is money.”