Ps 37:25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.
The laws of David’s time ensured, as long as the people obeyed God and kept His commandments, the poor were fed. Everyone was treated fairly and mercifully, but when they turned from God the rich took care of themselves and the poor suffered. The children of the righteous should never go hungry. As Christians, if we see someone suffering, we should help the person in need. Using the government programs as an excuse to do what needs to be done is not what God had in mind.
Hunger is not only a matter of nutrition, it is also a feeling that something is missing. When speaking to others God will open your understanding to their “hunger”. It may be something deep within such as loneliness, bitterness or loss of a loved one or something as simple as wanting to show pictures of family vacations.
Sometimes it’s a physical need and this may be difficult to fill, but the easiest emptiness to fill is spiritual. God is always with you, waiting for you to open the door to your heart. Once he enters your heart and life and fills that spiritual hunger, nothing else will ever fill that void.
Jena Kleinpeter‘s Word of the Day is a work in progress. She hopes to publish a 365 day devotional on the book of Psalms. Visit https://jenakleinpeter.com/ for more devotions in Psalms.