Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
The rich and the poor have a common bond,
The Lord is the
maker of them all.
The Lord is the
For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you wish you can do good to them; but you do not always have Me.
For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.”
you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.
Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
“ Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
One of them named
Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
2 Corinthians 8:2
that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the
wealth of their liberality.
1 John 3:16
We know love by this, that
He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.