Poor

VERSES ABOUT POOR

God is with the vulnerable and poor. But sometimes we ask ourselves why He let those people to suffer and sometimes die. If He loves the poor and those with illness, why He allow these things to happen? These are just a few questions we are asked about God.

God loves us; believe it or not, God chose this path for us. God chooses those people with illness because He knows that those people can be more of a comfort and can bring inspiration to others lives. God chooses those people to put responsibilities on their shoulders though it seems unfair. This is only because He knows that you can be a responsible one. If we can analyze these things out, it sounds too unfair but then God has His purpose why He chooses this path for us. He chooses the path for those wealthy men because He knows their capability of accepting things in their lives. But then we should bear in our mind that God loves us equally whether we are rich or poor. He loves those people who help a lot of poor people. But, you don’t have to be poor to enter in heaven. The real lesson is that it does not matter if we are rich or poor and it is about of giving away your material possessions and follow Him. Below are verses about poor.

God’s Heart for the Poor

Deuteronomy 26:6-9 KJV

“But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, putting us to hard labor. Then we cried out to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression. So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with miraculous signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

Job 5:8-16 KJV

“But if it were I, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. He bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the countryside. The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night. He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.”

Job 34:17-19 KJV

“Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One? Is he not the One who says to kings, ‘You are worthless,’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’ who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?”

Psalm 10:14 KJV

“But you, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”

Psalm 12:5 KJV

“‘Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,’ says the LORD. I will protect them from those who malign them.”

Psalm 140:12 KJV

“I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”

Isaiah 25:4 KJV

“You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for 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 driving against a wall.”

God’s Commands Concerning the Poor

Deuteronomy 15:7 KJV

“If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.”

Deuteronomy 26:12 KJV

“When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.”

Leviticus 19:9-10 KJV

“’When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.”

Proverbs 31:8 KJV

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

Isaiah 1:16-17 KJV

“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Isaiah 58:6 KJV

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

Jeremiah 22:3 KJV

“This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the alien, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”

Blessings on Those Who Serve the Poor

Deuteronomy 15:10 KJV

“Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.”

Psalm 41:1 KJV

“Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.”

God’s Identification With the Poor

Proverbs 14:31 KJV

“He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

Proverbs 19:17 KJV

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.”

2 Corinthians 8:9 KJV

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”