Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 2 The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies. 3 The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

Let’s face it, there are some people who are extremely poor. They don’t have money for food, clothes, water, or shelter. Some of them made bad decisions that caused them to be poor and others were born into poverty. Regardless of how they became poor, it’s God’s desire that we, the believers, help them.

Look at the promises God has for those who consider the poor. There’s happiness, preservation, blessings, health, etc. Proverbs 19:17 says, whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done. With all these promises listed for helping the poor, it’s easy to see God is compelling us to be a blessing to the poor.

So, with all the promises of God we’re standing in faith for, don’t forget about the poor. God hasn’t forgotten about them and neither should we.
Be a blessing.