As people are panicking, clearing off the shelves in stores, fearful of the unknown, I am at home doing my bible study and enjoying my morning cup of coffee. While reading my bible, I came across this verse and I felt compelled to share.
It comes from Deuteronomy Chapter 24, verses 19-21:
“When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for a stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.
When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.”
Think about this before you go clearing off shelves and hoarding. Others need supplies as well. Others can’t afford to go over buy and hoard. Others are trying to survive week by week. Please be thoughtful. There will be plenty to go around and companies will be able to keep up if you don’t buy it all as soon as it hits the shelves. Leave some for others. Think about others.
Deuteronomy Chapter 24, verse 22:
“And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.”