His Word gives perfect guidance! 🙂
Who do you help?
A friend in need, do not wait for them to ask, if you see they need help and you can, help them!
1 Corinthians 4:2 — “Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.”
Romans 12:13 — “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.”
1 John 3:16-19 — “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.”
Leviticus 25:35 “If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him … so he can continue to live among you.”
Deuteronomy 15:8 – “… you shall freely open your hand to him, and shall generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks.”
Proverbs 3:27, 28 – “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow”— when you now have it with you.
Proverbs 21:26 – “…the righteous gives and does not hold back.”
Matthew 5:42 – “Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.”
Luke 6:30 – “Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.”
Lord, please explain why? “His Word is clear”:
Psalms 24:1 — “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.
Deuteronomy 8:18 — “Remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”
Romans 11:36a — “For from him and through him and to him are all things.”
1 Timothy 6:6-7, 17-19 — “… godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
Give to those in the ministries !
Proverb 16:9 – “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but, the Lord directeth his steps.”
1 Corinthians 9:14 — “In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.”
What is our reward for helping others? “His Word is clear on blessings”:
Psalm 37:26 – “All day long he is gracious and lends, and his descendants are a blessing.”
Psalm 112:5 – “Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.”
Luke 6:38 — “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Deuteronomy 15:10 – “Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”
Deuteronomy 16:17 – “Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.”
Acts 20:35 – “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.”
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 – “Now this I say… he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
2 Corinthians 9:10 – “Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”
In Jesus’ Name, Amen