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$13.41 and done

i was able to collect $13.41 worth of cans. but when i was redeeming them, i ran into a group of men who apparently make their money by picking up cans. it led me to reflect on...

Leviticus 19:9-10 (New International Version)
9 " 'When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.

so i decided to stop picking up cans, at least making specific can-picking up trips. i will pick up the occassional can along the side of the road or what not, but not go out of my way to collect them for income.

when i came home and told paige about this, she said that she has been thinking that i should consider stopping as well because of the time that it was taking me away from the home.

so God brought the idea to both of us, but seperately. through our communication, we discovered He had told us similar things. so no more can hunting.

God is good.

5 comments :

Andrew said...

Praise God! What a cool story. Peace of conscience is pretty good, but peace of conscience with agreement is a real blessing.

tivo vovo said...

hey, you are still blogspotting while in denmark? awesome!

Andrew said...

Of course. After all, what is vacation for, if not frittering away online? That and taking pictures of adorable children and funny signs.

I hit Deuteronomy 24:19-22 in my reading yesterday; it's a recap of Leviticus 19:9-10. Your post reminded me of a really good book on the subject: Fields of the Fatherless by Tom Davis. In case you needed more reading on your list ;)

tivo vovo said...

do you own that book?

Andrew said...

I do not own that book. My pastor sometimes reads books a chapter at a time at the start of Sunday evening service. This was one of those.