God helps the poor

God helps those who help the poor

2 Corinthians 1:3-(KJV) 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Does God really care about the poor?

Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?

Psalm 35:10

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking of me right now.

Psalm 40:17

He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

Psalm 72:12

“I’ll just have to go blind”

A man was having a lot of trouble with his eyes. His doctor examined him and recommended the name of another doctor he should visit, saying, “I would advise you to go at once and take plenty of money with you, for it’s going to cost a lot.”

The man had eighty dollars in the bank, so he got his money and went to see the other doctor. After examining him, the doctor said, “I never accept less than five hundred dollars for this particular operation.”

“Well, then,” said the man, “I guess I’ll just have to go blind, because I have only eighty dollars.”

But the good doctor said, “There is one other way to solve our trouble. You don’t have enough to pay the bill, and I can’t charge you as little as eighty dollars, but there is another way open to us — I will do the operation for nothing.” And that is just what he did.

adapted from a story by Kenneth N. Taylor, quoted in 1001 Great Stories and Quotes by R. Kent Hughes (Tyndale House) p 180

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House

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