Several news sources have indicated that rich countries are hoarding the covid vaccine. Somewhere around 55 billion vaccines were purchased by the rich countries and according to some sources as little as 1 in 10 are being vaccinated in 70 low-income countries. I do not know about you, but these inequities are not part of a global plan to bring about any good to people outside the rich countries. 15% of the world's population have access to 55% of the vaccines, so that a country such as Canada can vaccinate each person five times. We in the US could potentially vaccinate every person four times. I will not get into the self loathing, the government officials behind whatever schemes and dreams and other drama perpetrated with the idea that we will overcome with a monetary sum.
Hoarding is sinful, but I am not sure if we know all the facts. I probably will not receive the vaccine, and that may affect something, but ultimately, in the scheme of things, the LORD will lead us out of this mess, including the tendency to sop up all the things needful for others.
Proverbs 11:24 There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.
Luke 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
1 Timothy 6:7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.
Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."
Proverbs 3:27-28 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
Heavenly Father, You provide for us what we need so that while we are calling upon You, You are answering us. Forgive us for thinking that we deserve such gifts so that we deprive others of necessary gifts for their survival. Grant to us grateful hearts that share the good we have been given, and cause the nations to give what is helpful and life-giving to those who do not have anything. Amen.