Sharing with the Poor

Sharing with the Poor

  • Generalizations
    • Galatians 2:10  That we should remember the poor.
    • Ephesians 4:28  Let him who stole steal no longer but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need.
  • Specifics
    • Matthew 25:40  Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these, My brethren, you did it to Me.
    • Acts 2:44 – 45  All those who believed were together and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods and divided them among all as anyone had need.
    • Acts 4:34  Nor was there anyone among them who lacked, for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them.
    • Romans 15:26  To make a certain contribution for the poor saints in Jerusalem
    • Galatians 6:10  As we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.
    • James 1:27   Pure and undefiled religion before the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble.
    • James 2:15 – 16  If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” and you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?
  • Cautions
    • Matthew 26:11, Mark 14:7, John 12:8  The poor you have with you always.
    • 2 Corinthians 9:13 – 15  I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened; but by way of equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack, that there may be equality.  As it is written, “He who gathered much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack.”
    • 2 Thessalonians 3:10  If a man will not work, neither let him eat.