Luke 18:8b (NIV) “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?” Yesterday in a WhatsApp group I belong to, someone shared some security tips which includes,

You will see a young boy or girl crying on the street pretending he/ she have lost money. Please don’t stop to help. As soon as you do, some gangs will surround you and the child will say he worked for you and you have refused to pay him. Before you know it you are beaten or to avoid that, you will part with several thousands of Naira.

Never allow a stranger be it in a party or church to use your phone to make a call. That call can get you to jail. Yes, I said JAIL. It’s usually a network of kidnappers and thieves. They call their own handset and when caught your number is traced and police invite you before you know it, Na wahala.

Never be too quick to assist a stranger; especially in an isolated area. They could be kidnappers. They ask you to help with an address they are holding. Whilst trying to read the address you would have sniffed a chemical and become drowsy. You get into their vehicle and you are gone for life.

Never give alms to just anyone without praying on the money. Some of these people begging for alms are witches or spiritualist. Be careful of whom you give money to, personally.

And I was reminded of the above scripture. It saddened me that we have gotten to a place where trust, help, love are far becoming alien words. Maybe it’s because of my recent experience, which you can read here that I am talking like this but, I believe in this last days, the enemy will make it very difficult for us to obey God’s word.

I agree that the world is wicked, I agree that people take advantage of kindness and mercy, I agree that the security tips could be right, I agree that agents of wickedness have used acts of kindness to deal with innocent people, but at the same time, where there is evil it means there is good.

The situation in our country now, where evil abounds everywhere, has made us be very wary of helping strangers, but the truth is there are still some genuine people around us who are in need of help.

The hunger right now in Nigeria is alarmingly very scary. There is hunger in the land, and it’s affecting almost everyone. You would be surprised at the people who need help. Our clothes do a lot to cover our needs.

What I’m trying to say in summary is, don’t close your heart against helping people.

Hebrews 13:2 (NIV) saysDo not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it”.

By closing your heart and your purse to help, you may have just closed the door to your blessing.

I will end this post with this scripture, Isaiah 58:10 (NKJV), “If you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday”.

Be sensitive, someone’s life may just depend on it.

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Thank you for reading.

PS: Wahala is a Nigerian slang that means trouble


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