20 Bible Verses About Helping Those in Need
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about helping those in need.
Helping people in need is a good attribute a Christian must possess. It was said in the bible that when you go to an unbelievers house to preach to them , if they’re hungry, you feed them first before preaching to them, so that when they’re filled they will listen to you with a happy soul and full attention. It is said that a hungry man is an angry man and the way to a man’s heart is food. It’s not about carrying bible about and telling people we are Christians, we have to allow our attitude as a Christian speak for us. Giving and helping people in need will help you to win souls for Christ. When we preach love we have to show it. There’s no point in preaching what we don’t practice as Christians. Remember that the people of Antioch were first called Christians because they saw that they were behaving Christ like. Twenty bible verses have been collected in today’s topic on how we can help people in need.
1. 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.
2. Matthew 25:35-40
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?
3. Luke 12:33-34
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
4. 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.
5. Deuteronomy 15:7-8
If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.
6. Matthew 25:31-46
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
7. Luke 14:12-14
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.
8. Matthew 6:1-4
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “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. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
9. Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.
10. Psalm 41:1-3
Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
11. Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
12. 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.
13. Proverbs 22:9
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
14. Matthew 5:42
Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.
15. Hebrews 13:16
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
16. Proverbs 14:31
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
17. Proverbs 28:27
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
18. Romans 12:13
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
19. Galatians 2:10
Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
20. Psalm 82:4
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.