9.04.2013

Some Scripture Regarding the Poor

Help The Poor - Hand Up Not hand Out

These are only a few Scriptures that deal with how we, as Believers, are supposed to treat the poor who are among us yet this has not been my experience except by a few.

Proverbs 19:17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Deuteronomy 15:11 For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Matthew 5:42 Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Luke 12:33-34
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Proverbs 28:27 Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

1 John 3:17-18 But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

If you know someone doesn't have a job and is struggling and you can then give him/her some work around your home or Church and pay them. If they do a great job tell others.

Here is an example: Need your home cleaned? Hire a person you know is struggling to come clean your home. If they do a good job tell your friends and then get more jobs lined up for them. Help them to start their own business and be self sufficient.

This I believe is giving them a Hand Up NOT a Hand Out

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