Are we city gates for the poor?

posted by chadhovind

I returned from a 14 day trip to Israel and was able to experience the Bible and Christ in new and fresh ways. I’d like to share some of the insights, photos, and lessons from my trip.   I was amazed that God’s principles of work, profit, give can be traced back to the very beginning of His work with His people.   We traveled over 125 miles up hills, mountains to walk where Jesus walked.

One of the most amazing locations we visited was the ruins of one of the first cities.  Each city has city gates where the poor could come for shelter, justice, and protection.   God calls His followers to be city gates to the hurting all around us.  These city gates were places beggars sat in the book of Acts as well as places where Boaz (from the book of Ruth) did business.

Here is a photo of my wife with the ruins of a city gate behind us.   This ruin was a city God had designed to draw the hurting and poor toward to find his Shalom.  God’s ultimate purpose in life is for you and I to be City gates to those around us.  We are to look for Chaos in society, in it’s many forms, and offer God’s Shalom.   His Shalom comes in many forms to the hurting.


We were challenged to be more intentional about looking for the hurting around us, and asking ourselves, what kind of a city gate are we?


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