20 Bible Verses About Caring For The Vulnerable
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about caring for the vulnerable. What does vulnerability mean? It means being open to attack or criticism. Those who are vulnerable are people who are weak in one area of life and the enemy is planning to use their weakness against them. Do not make mistakes, sin makes a man vulnerable, and the lack of money makes man vulnerable. Many of those who steal today do so because of poverty. Poverty made them vulnerable to stealing.
The scripture said our adversary goes about like a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. The moment the enemy identifies a weakness in their life, he plans to use that vulnerability against that individual. God wants us to care for the vulnerable. He wants us to help them get out of that sin so they won’t be subjugated to the attack of the enemy.
The scripture said it is for Freedom that Christ has set us free so, therefore, let us stand firm in our freedom that we may no longer be slaves to sin. Vulnerability makes a man slave. Our duty of care is not towards our fellow Christians alone, it is to everyone created by God. The principle of our evangelism should be built on showing care for other people.
When we go out to share the gospel of Christ with people, we must be ready to take care of their needs. A man who is hungry and barely has enough to feed himself is vulnerable to stealing. However, when his problem is solved, he would not be enticed to steal or take that which doesn’t belong to him. Someone who is addicted to fornication has been made a slave to the power of sin. We can show care to such a person by preaching, following up, and interceding for that person.
Our calling into the fold is for us to act in the capacity of a Priest. We become the intermediary between God and man. We intercede on behalf of the people. This was what Christ did when he came to earth. He was the Great High Priest for us all. That’s what God wants us to be to others. We become this by showing love and care to the hopeless, the helpless, and the vulnerable. We have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about caring for the vulnerable.
1. Luke 6:27-36
But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.
2. Matthew 25:44-45
They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.
3. Luke 6:28
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
4. Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
5. 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.
6. 1 Timothy 5:8
But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
7. Romans 15:1- 2
Now we who are strong have an obligation to bear the weaknesses of those without strength, and not to please ourselves. Each one of us must please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. Romans 12:13
Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
11. Zechariah 7:8-10
And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.
12. Proverbs 14:21
It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor,
but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
13. Psalm 109:30-31
With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.
For he stands at the right hand of the needy,
to save their lives from those who would condemn them.
14. 1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.
15. Job 29:12
Because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.
16. Psalm 40:17
Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
17. Psalm 69:32-33
The poor will see and be glad — you who seek God, may your hearts live! The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.
18. Psalm 72:12-13
For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
19. Isaiah 41:17
The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
20. Amos 8:6
Buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.