Jun 05, 2016 |Wise Words

About Poverty

06.05.16 | Wise Words

About Poverty

Brad Kidder teaches on how the Gospel of Jesus Christ guides us to take care of those who are in poverty.

Various Scriptures.

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Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 15:16

 

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 15:17

 

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8

 

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

Proverbs 17:1

 

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Proverbs 28:6

 

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 14:31

 

Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker.

Proverbs 17:5

 

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Matthew 25:34-40

 

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18

 

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:16

 

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake. For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’

Deuteronomy 15:10-11

 

Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Proverbs 21:13

 

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Proverbs 28:27

 

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:17-18

 

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 1:27

 

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 19:17

 

I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy.

Psalm 140:12

 

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9

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