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But we are often slow to embrace this aspect of the Christian life. Consider these 47 Bible verses and seven themes in Scripture that instruct the church to love God and neighbor by helping others. God commands us to care for the weak.
It is one of his enduring refrains throughout Scripture. The all-powerful Creator of the universe sees every need and watches over every single vulnerable person on earth. One of the powerful ways that God shows care for the disadvantages is by making it a priority for his people to help them.
Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. Freely you have received; freely give. One of the ways that God shows us how to be generous is by giving us examples of generosity throughout Scripture. Here are two examples. Aaron and Hur held his hands up—one on one side, one on the other—so that his hands remained steady till sunset. She was full of good works and acts of charity.
While it seems counterintuitive, when God stirs our hearts to give and we are obedient to him, we experience satisfaction and become more conformed to the image of Christ, who gave himself for us. 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. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The more we do what is right—especially in helping others—the more we love to do what is right. Our good God loves to teach us to love to do good, reflecting his character. Through obedience, we are drawn closer to Christ and reflect his glory in the world.
Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.
Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. One of the reasons that God wants us to help others is that he himself Helper. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. This means that helping others is one of the ways that God sets apart his church in the world.
Christians are meant to separate themselves from the spirit of this age by refusing to live selfish lives and, instead, serving others. Outdo one another in showing honor. Practice hospitality. God graciously warns us against walking down this path, which consumes those who If you come to me i will be generous it. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
It is a holy thing for Christians to help others, and the most crucial way in which Christians can help others is by proclaiming the gospel. Perhaps you are called to leave home and dedicate your life to share Christ with an unreached people group. Pray that God would lead you into good works as you conform your life to the wisdom of these biblical passages. ABWE exists to fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people.
Loving to Do What is Right The more we do what is right—especially in helping others—the more we love to do what is right. Learn More. In missions and evangelism, we must be prepared to explain why a good God allows human suffering. Get blog posts delivered to your inbox each week. Latin America. North America. ABWE is also at work in countries that restrict evangelism. Learn about limited access. Continue browsing. Your basket is empty. Browse missionaries and projects. Step 1 of 2. Add to basket and keep browsing Add to basket and check out. Or give a non-cash gift.
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Bible Verses About Giving To Others