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.
At that time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
Now the one who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with the one who teaches it.
The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.
The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.
So I began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, calling one "Pleasantness" and the other "Binders," and I tended the flock.
And the king will answer them, 'I tell you the truth, just as you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it for me.'
For you will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me!
Then he looked up at his disciples and said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God belongs to you.
But when you host an elaborate meal, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.
1 Corinthians 16:15
Now, brothers and sisters, you know about the household of Stephanus, that as the first converts of Achaia, they devoted themselves to ministry for the saints. I urge you
2 Corinthians 9:12
because the service of this ministry is not only providing for the needs of the saints but is also overflowing with many thanks to God.
because I hear of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?