21 May 19.

Most of the time you have to plan. If you can see danger coming, you should plan. You should make provision. Particularly within the church, where we often have guidance by the spirit as to what to do. Our priority should always be those of faith: I have no doubt there were poor in Antioch at the time the disciples were collecting, before the famine, for the church in Jerusalem.

And there would have been those calling them hypocrites for not caring for the poor at some unreasoble standard set by those who signalled their virtue by their aspirational goals, set for others.

Acts 11:27-30 27 During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. 28 One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. (This happened during the reign of Claudius.) 29 The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. 30 This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 11:27-30 27

Agabus, some decades later, predicted Paul’s arrest.  The word of God is still alive. Ignore those who say you should just waith and react. When you can, plan to provide. The early church did. So should we.