When I reduce everything I’m looking for in life to a couple of things—I want things to go well and I want to know God.

The alternative seems awful—things going bad and not knowing God.

I found a verse buried in Jeremiah. It’s one of those you don’t always notice. But it gave me exactly what I was looking for in life:

He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the Lord.
— Jeremiah 22:16 —

There it is. If you help the poor and needy, things go well and you know God.

It’s that simple.

As we come to another end of the year, can you help us one more time? We have seen more needs than ever before. Whether it is a disadvantaged child or a victim of a hurricane—you can make a difference with a year-end gift.

Sure, giving can be good for tax reasons. But Jeremiah tells us some even better reasons to help the poor and needy.

Thanks a trillion times!
— Milton Jones, CRF President

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