“…Blessed is he who is kind to the needy.” Proverbs 14:21
“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.” Proverbs 14:31
There is so much in scripture about taking care of the needy. Sharing food, lending money and defending rights are ways we can show kindness to the needy. We bring honor to God when we do these things. But there’s also another side to taking care of the needy – there is incredible reward for those who obey God’s word in this area and the dividends are amazing. It reveals the heart of God so much because the fruit of taking care of the needy far outweighs the sacrifice that might be involved in it. We’ll look at that tomorrow. But for today let’s know that it is God’s will for us to take care of the needy around us. Let’s not look on them with contempt or judgment.