Caring For the Poor

We “should remember the poor.” We were poor and Jesus Christ gave us everything. We have been “blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” and surely, “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” [2 Cor 9:8] Seeing then that we are told to remember the poor, we are rich in Christ where it truly matters, God will provide for us all of what we need for good works, and “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven,” then we ought to take heed and consider the poor.

The LORD tells us that considering the poor is a very good thing, and for those who do it He gives us 7 promises. The LORD will…

  1. Deliver him in time of trouble
  2. Preserve him
  3. Keep him alive
  4. Bless him upon the earth
  5. Not deliver him unto the will of his enemies
  6. Strengthen him upon the bed of disease
  7. Turn all his bed in his sickness (restore him to health)
"Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness." [Psa 41:1-3]

But beware, for if we ignore the poor The LORD may also ignore us:

"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard." [Prov 21:13]

CONCLUSION

We should be very careful to remember the poor, to consider them, and especially those within the church. The wealth we possess on this earth is fleeting and vain and we should be willing to give it up to others. That is why God has blessed us after all: that we might be able to bless others in His name.

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