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Blessings of Helping the Poor - 7 Folds

Helping or giving to the poor is not just being nice, it's beyond that. As blessings/a promise follows every biblical command so it is with giving to the poor. Jesus makes it clear in Luke 14:12-14 that there is a blessing specifically for helping the needy...and Jesus also makes it clear that we will always have the poor with us (Matthew 26:11).

Other helpful references on giving: Matthew 5:42, Acts 20:35, Luke 6:38, Matthew 25:35-40 ...
Psalm 41:1-3 explicitly states the earthly reward of giving to the poor (in addition to the eternal reward of Luke 14:12-14).

Psalm 41:

verse 1: Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
  • Deliverance. ...the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
verse 2: The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
  • Preservation. The LORD will preserve him...
  • Long Life. ...and keep him alive;...
  • Prosperity. ...and he shall be blessed upon the earth:...
  • Protection. ...and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
verse 3: The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
  • Strength(Divine Sustenance). The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:...
  • Healing. ...thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Here's a revelation: these blessings are part of the 'Deuteronomy 28' covenant blessings. That means helping the poor is part of kingdom living. God's blessings rest upon us as we put these into practice in Jesus name.

Remain forever blessed.

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