The meaning of benevolence is the “disposition to do good; kindliness; any act of kindness.” This is one of the things that God has always required of His people. Leviticus 19:9-10 tells us “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner.”

When we show our love and care for the poor and needy, we are manifesting God in ourselves, for we are doing exactly what God desires of us and commands of us; and it has a big impact, not only upon the poor, but also upon ourselves and the world around us.

In this world, many of us have more than we need, but not as much as we want. But let’s be clear, there are many people, both inside the church and in our community and our world, that are in need, and can be blessed by the Church and its people. We have a responsibility to take care of each other in the Church, and to be a light for those who are not in the church. We can be blessed by giving a blessing. We are called to be benevolent, and X-Factor takes that call seriously. Whether you are in need, or have plenty, let’s come together to show God’s love through our benevolence.
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