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Living on Benefits! 0

Living on Benefits!

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in Today's Teaching

TEXT: ‘Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits’ Psalm 103:2 AMPC THOUGHT: In the UK, there are negative and positive attitudes to living on benefits. The negative side is often seen when people have a benefits culture. They abuse the system and through deceit and over-exaggeration of their need, receive what they are not really entitled to. Children raised in households that act in this way often grow up with that taking attitude and demanding rights; never wanting to contribute anything worthwhile to the society that has benefitted them. It is all too easy to complain that benefits are never enough, but go to a country that has none and you will readily see how blessed we really are! The positive side to living on benefits is not always stated. It is someone else, usually the state, giving a helping hand whether financial or practical, to get someone back on their feet or to make the remainder of their days more comfortable. Some government benefits are not means tested so everyone gets it whether they need it or not. This can appear to be a waste of money. A prime example is the Winter Fuel Allowance and Christmas Bonus...

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