Poverty in Africa is a huge problem. Years ago, the Barbers’ Union of Chicago picked out a filthy hobo and gave him a complete makeover. They cleaned him, dressed him in new clothes, and called him a “new man”.
A short time later a journalist following up the story found the man. He had reverted to his old self. It wasn’t enough to clean him on the outside. He had to want to be different. We need to motivate people to change from the inside.
PRAYER: Lord, show me habits I need to alter. Help me change from the inside.
Matthew 23:25-26 (CEV) You Pharisees and teachers are show-offs, and you’re in for trouble! You wash the outside of your cups and dishes, while inside there is nothing but greed and selfishness. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of a cup, and then the outside will also be clean.