Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
About that time some prophets from Jerusalem came down to Antioch,
Those who are taught the message must share all their goods with their teacher.
The king will answer, 'I tell you, in so far as you did it to one of the humblest of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.'
For you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.
Then he fixed his eyes on his disciples, and said, "Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours!
But when you give an entertainment, invite people who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.
1 Corinthians 16:15
Now I urge you, brothers??ou know that the family of Stephanas was the first to be converted in Greece, and that they have devoted themselves to the service of God's people??16 I want you to enlist under such leaders, and under anyone who joins with you and works hard.
2 Corinthians 9:12
For the rendering of this service does more than supply the wants of God's people; it results in a wealth of thanksgiving to God.
for what I hear of the love and faith you have in the Lord Jesus and all his people,
Listen, my dear brothers. Has not God chosen the world's poor to be rich in faith, and to possess the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?