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20 Powerful Bible Text About Helping The Poor

One of the important lessons Jesus Christ taught his followers is how to care for the needy. Jesus spent a lot of His time caring for the poor ones. As his followers he also wants us to follow his footsteps by feeding and clothing those in need.

Here are some powerful Bible text that will motivate you to help the poor.

1. John 15:12 “This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you.”

2. Hebrews 13:16 “Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices.”

3. Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”

4. Proverbs 3:27 “Don’t withhold good from someone who deserves it, when it is in your power to do so.”

5. Matthew 25:44 – 45 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?’ Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me.’

6. Luke 3:10-11 “The crowds asked him, ‘What then should we do?’ He answered, ‘Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same.'”

7. Luke 6:28 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

8. Exodus 17:12 “When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset.”

9. Acts 9:36 “Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity.”

10. Deuteronomy 15:11 “Poor persons will never disappear from the earth. That’s why I’m giving you this command: you must open your hand generously to your fellow Israelites, to the needy among you, and to the poor who live with you in your land.”

11. Proverbs 11:25 “Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

12. Deuteronomy 22:4 “Don’t just watch your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fall down in the road and do nothing about it. You must help your fellow Israelite get the animal up again.”

13. 1 John 3:17 “But if someone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but refuses to help — how can the love of God dwell in a person like that?”

14. Proverbs 22:9 “Happy are generous people, because they give some of their food to the poor.”

15. Acts 20:35 “In everything I have shown you that, by working hard, we must help the weak. In this way we remember the Lord Jesus’ words: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

16. Galatians 2:10 “Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.”

17. Ephesians 4:28 “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”

18. James 2:14-17 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

19. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind, compassionate, and forgiving to each other, in the same way God forgave you in Christ.”

20. Hebrews 6:10 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

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