What Would You Do?

There is a social experiment that this guy does from time to time, where he dresses a certain way, and asks people for money. He only asks for a couple of bucks, or sometimes even spare change. If someone gives him a dollar or two, he rewards them with at least $100 or sometimes, 100 times what they give him. One guy got $1000.00

But what's interesting about his videos, is that more often than not, it's the people who don't have money to give that actually give. Some people have 3 dollars, and give him two, or they have 4 and give him half. One guy gave him his last two dollars. With very rare exception, people who obviously have the ability to help, have some lame excuse or ignore him as if he isn't there.

One guy, driving a Lamborghini is filling it up with fuel and tells the guy, "I don't have any money" as he stands next to his $200,000 to $400,000 shiny sports car.

It seems the people who are in the most need, some even living on the street are also the ones most likely to help. I don't get to judge anyone's hearts, but the actions of those who deny help certainly seem to be self centered, in fact, greedy when it comes to money, as they are walking into some name brand clothing store or into a shopping mall. Ephesians 5:5 says " No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God."

Today, I'm 99.9% certain no one who owns a Lamborghini will read this, but how many of us low to middle income people still have some greed to deal with as we walk in this life? Do we pass up opportunities where we should be generous and willing to share? Would we be seen on this guy's videos giving him money or looking the other way?