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The Poverty of This World

The Poverty of This World “15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor. 16 The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.” Prov 10:15-16 NIV The Poverty of This World Is due to a lack of love. Man’s disinterest in his fellow man Is watched by God above. If each heart was touched by compassion, What a different world we would see; There’d be much less selfishness; Clean water available as a necessity. We have so much to be grateful for— God has provided it all. Let’s pray we can make a difference To the poor whose voices silently call. They need food and shelter And should never be denied. Because of billions hoarded, The accumulation of wealth should be decried. Let’s pray for hearts to be softened, And the needs of others to be met. Needs must be provided for Before salvation can be set. Even those who have no money, Can pray for the needs instead. God will make provision; He did from five fishes and two loaves of bread. The Poverty of This World Should make us all ashamed, That we do not do more for others; Only we ourselves can be blamed. One person can make a difference; One heart is better than none. One heart that’s open to Jesus— Claims the needs of poverty to be won. © Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue www.maureenlefanue.com

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 8:24:00 AM

    Enjoyed this immensly. Poverty of spirit eternal but poverty of this world only temporary.please read my poem The Message.

  1. Date: 4/14/2012 7:42:00 PM

    Girl - this is nothing, but the truth. I agree with you. One person can make the differnce. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 4:15:00 PM

    I really loved this..It was well written. Thank you Maureen!