Helping Those In Need
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who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.
And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.
"So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
"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.
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
"If there is a poor man with you, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand from your poor brother;
and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need.
Indeed, true companion, I ask you also to help these women who have shared my struggle in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.
"So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
"But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
having a reputation for good works; and if she has brought up children, if she has shown hospitality to strangers, if she has washed the saints' feet, if she has assisted those in distress, and if she has devoted herself to every good work.
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
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