A Lack of Spiritual Resources

This is part 5 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1part 2part 3, and part 4.

A simple definition of poverty is a lack of basic resources that leads to insecurity about the future. In her classic book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Dr. Ruby Payne lists 8 resources people in poverty lack. Resource #4 is a lack of spiritual resources.

Spiritual resources are what gives a person hope, value, and self-worth. Spiritual resources gives a person a sense of purpose and better days ahead. Believing there is a God who loves you and who has not forgotten about you and who will take care of you is a powerful resource. When you combine that belief with a fellowship of likeminded people of faith there is a sense of community keeps you going even in the most difficult of times. Without spiritual resources a person can lose hope and feel useless. In my opinion, spiritual resources are the most important resource a person can have. Even a wealthy person, without spirituality, is poor.


About Pastor Kevin

I am a husband, father, pastor, teacher, scuba diver, reader, bike rider, author...in that order.
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