Key Scripture: Genesis 25:29-34
If God is love, then why are people all over the world starving to death? According to the Food and Agricultural Organization, malnourishment and starvation affect more than 800 million people every year. This tragedy is even greater in light of the fact that there is enough food in our world to feed them all. The problem isn’t a lack of resources, but a deeper problem of the human heart. Hunger is the brain’s response to detecting a need for nourishment. It indicates an emptiness. This emptiness can be physical, but it can also be emotional or spiritual. We can hunger for food, or for acceptance and social validation. Before we can solve the problem of hunger in the world, we must satisfy the starvation of the human soul. Only then will we learn to be contributors in a world of consumers and to give of ourselves to those in need.
Other Scripture References: Philippians 3:17-21; Matthew 5:6; 1 John 2:15; Ecclesiastes 1:1-8; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; 1 Timothy 6:6-7; Philippians 4:11