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Summary: This is a sermon about the powerful Treat the Poor and what it means to be working poor in a country with so much every thing. The Sermon is based on the interactions between David and Nathan around his killing of Uriah

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“and sent Nathan to David. Nathan said to him, “There were two men in the same city—one rich, the other poor. The rich man had huge flocks of sheep, herds of cattle. The poor man had nothing but one little female lamb, which he had bought and raised. It grew up with him and his children as a member of the family. It ate off his plate and drank from his cup and slept on his bed. It was like a daughter to him.

“One day a traveler dropped in on the rich man. He was too stingy to take an animal from his own herds or flocks to make a meal for his visitor, so he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared a meal to set before his guest.” David exploded in anger. “As surely as GOD lives,” he said to Nathan, “the man who did this ought to be lynched! He must repay for the lamb four times over for his crime and his stinginess!”

“You’re the man!” said Nathan. “And here’s what GOD, the God of Israel, has to say to you: I made you king over Israel. I freed you from the fist of Saul. I gave you your master’s daughter and other wives to have and to hold. I gave you both Israel and Judah. And if that hadn’t been enough, I’d have gladly thrown in much more. So why have you treated the word of GOD with brazen contempt, doing this great evil? You murdered Uriah the Hittite, then took his wife as your wife. Worse, you killed him with an Ammonite sword! And now, because you treated God with such contempt and took Uriah the Hittite’s wife as your wife, killing and murder will continually plague your family. This is GOD speaking, remember! I’ll make trouble for you out of your own family. I’ll take your wives from right out in front of you. I’ll give them to some neighbor, and he’ll go to bed with them openly. You did your deed in secret; I’m doing mine with the whole country watching!””

‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭12:1-12‬ ‭MSG‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

http://bible.com/97/2sa.12.1-12.msg

Every since the bible time there has been a real interaction between the rich and the poor as a matter of face poverty has always been a leading cause of war battles murder and destruction. Look at South Carolina right Now.

We have something called “Working Poor” folks with

– A full-time job isn’t always enough to live on, according to up-to-date statistics. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that nearly 25 percent, of 46.5 million poor in the U.S., are considered “working poor,” as of 2012. “Working poor,” are people who spend 27 weeks or more per year in the labor force working or looking for work and whose incomes are below the poverty level.

Let me break it down Anita Jackson, 35, also a single mother, has had to seek help from Harvest Hope Food Bank to provide for her three children. She works full-time as a scheduler in a local hospital. The past two years, her hours have been cut back in the summer.


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