20 Bible Verses About Caring For Others in Need
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about caring for others in need. Do you know that it is your duty as a believer to care for others in need? The scripture said we are the light of the world. Light brightens the whole arena. There are so many people who are living in darkness, it is your duty as a believer to become light for them. Also, we are meant to help the helpless. The gospel of Jesus was based on two principles, Love and Charity. So if we call ourselves Christians, our life must also reflect love and charity.
Jesus while teaching a multitude of people said the greatest commandment is love. Christ admonished that we love our neighbors as ourselves. Some believers don’t know how to love and care for people in need. They think only people within their circle should benefit from their benevolence. How do you explain a Christian all because he is late for service throw blind eyes to someone who desperately needs his or her help on a Sunday morning?
One of the reasons God has blessed us is so that we can be blessings to other people. We can only become a blessing to others by being a reason why people smile. The scripture said how God anointed Jesus Christ with the holy spirit and power who went about doing good. Jesus was going from one place to another doing good, helping people who desperately need help. That’s what we are expected to do as believers. We are meant to be light to others. We are meant to be a beacon of hope to others. Our duty of care is not only to Christians like ourselves. The entire human race should enjoy our benevolence.
If you don’t know how to care for others, the scripture offers so many principles on how to do it effectively. We have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about caring for others in need.
1. Psalm 82:3-4
Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering! Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!
2. Isaiah 58:10
And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
3. Deuteronomy 15:7
“But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them.”
4. Exodus 22:25
“If you lend money to one of My people among you who is poor, you must not act as a creditor to him; you are not to charge him interest.”
5. Proverbs 19:17
Giving help to the poor is like loaning money to the Lord. He will pay you back for your kindness.
6. Deuteronomy 15:11
“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.”
7. Matthew 25:40
The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.
8. Leviticus 25:35
“If your brother becomes poor and cannot maintain himself with you, you shall support him as though he were a stranger and a sojourner, and he shall live with you.”
9. Isaiah 25:4
“For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat; for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall.”
10. Matthew 10:8
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”
11. Luke 12:33-34
“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
12. James 2:14-17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
13. Galatians 6:9-10
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
14. Matthew 6:2
Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward.
15. Luke 21:1-4
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.
16. Romans 12:4-8
For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
17. 2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
18. Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
19. Proverbs 22:9
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
20. Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.