Thursday, September 12, 2013


Most of us have helped the poor at some time in some way. A hungry person needs food. The local mission is setup to provide meals and lodging for a time. Every time we give unto the poor we give unto the LORD. Sometimes we give money that is used for drugs or alcohol and it is as if we were giving to the devil, but the LORD loves a cheerful giver.

Pro 19:17  He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Pity: to be gracious, to show favor. Isn't this what God has done for us through Christ Jesus? We were forgiven much and given grace, so we are required to forgive others their trespasses.
Mat 18:32  Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: 

Mat 18:33  Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
Mat 18:34  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
Mat 18:35  So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
To have pity on the poor is to lend to the LORD. Every kind deed will be rewarded.

Mar 9:41  For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

 Mat 23:14  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 

Mat 25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 

Do not give to be rewarded by men, but give to be rewarded of the LORD, from a heart of love as if giving to the Lord.

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