Helping Those In Need
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He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?
“The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.
Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.
And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
Give to the one who asks you, and don’t turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.
For since He Himself was tested and has suffered, He is able to help those who are tested.
In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.
The Lord is near all who call out to Him,
all who call out to Him with integrity.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
will himself also call out and not be answered.
To this very day, I have obtained help that comes from God, and I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place—
You always have the poor with you, and you can do what is good for them whenever you want, but you do not always have Me.
Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves.
Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
And our people must also learn to devote themselves to good works for cases of urgent need, so that they will not be unfruitful.
“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.
They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as anyone had a need.
Yes, I also ask you, true partner, to help these women who have contended for the gospel at my side, along with Clement and the rest of my coworkers whose names are in the book of life.
and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you don’t give them what the body needs, what good is it?
because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.
So whenever you give to the poor, don’t sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be applauded by people. I assure you: They’ve got their reward!
On the contrary, when you host a banquet, invite those who are poor, maimed, lame, or blind.
and is well known for good works—that is, if she has brought up children, shown hospitality, washed the saints’ feet, helped the afflicted, and devoted herself to every good work.
Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.
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