|1 Peter 4:3|
3 For the time that is past is sufficient for us to have done what the Gentiles do, when we walked in sensuality, lusts, excess of wine, reveling [partying], banqueting, and abominable idolatries [wanting anything — covetousness]. [From the Word of the Lord within: "Modesty: be modest in all things."]
13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind.1 [Love is giving with no expectation of return. Jesus is telling us to forego inviting friends and relatives to our suppers and feasts, and instead to invite those who cannot return the favor: the poor, lame, maimed and blind; then we are showing love. Any favor we expect to receive in the next life is credited to faith. George Fox wrote that this is a cross to people, but must be obeyed.]
|Ezekiel 16:49 |
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, overabundance of food, and much idleness1 were hers and her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.