If you and I want to be obedient to the Scriptures, we will use our time, energy, and resources to invest in people that cannot help themselves. All throughout the Scriptures there are groups of people that are limited in their capacity to do for themselves, and these people are close to the heart of God. As we come together as Church communities, let us not neglect those that are the most needy among us.
Here is a list of those in Scripture that are close to the heart of God, but are not able to offer you a great return on your investment:
Proverbs 19:17… Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. (ESV)
Proverbs 14:21… Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor. (ESV)
Proverbs 14:31… Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. (ESV) Continue reading