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Summary: In everyday living, we too have many opportunities to infuse our relationship with others with harmony. In Psalm 41 the Bible offer us seven benefits the Lord promise He will do for considering the poor.

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Benefits For Giving To The Poor

Proverbs 28:27; Psalm 41:1-3; Matthew 25:34-40

Elder Clarence Weaver

Introduction

What a great example of living in love and harmony Jesus gave to the world with His simple request for a drink of water from a Samaritan woman at the well in Samaria. Jews and Samaritans were divided by great difference, yet, Jesus was able to turn aside difference and bring out of universal spirituality when He spoke to and taught a Samaritan woman at the well.

We all benefit because Christ offered himself as a sacrifice for everyone. As the Thanksgiving is fast approaching us this week many people opt to give to the poor, feed the homeless, or invite them to their church or home. However, once the holiday festivities is over, the poor will remain amongst us. The Bible says that "He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses." – Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor will lack nothing

Benefits For Giving To The Poor

In everyday living, we too have many opportunities to infuse our relationship with others with harmony. In Psalm 41 the Bible offer us seven benefits the Lord promise He will do for considering the poor:

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

Deliver you from trouble: The Lord delivers the godly from their trials and tribulations. It could be something such as avoiding a car accident or delivering you from yourself of some form of addiction.

The LORD will preserve you: Getting older is inevitable, but "aging" isn't. Perhaps, this is better than any product they have on the market to slow down aging as you grow older.

Keep you alive: As long as you and I seek to do the will of God, He will use us as a blessing to others. When we get confused and seek to use those blessings He gives us for our own selfish benefit, then we have reason to be concerned. He is faithful and this verse brings us hope that God has every reason to keep you alive as long as you glorify Him in your life and the life to be with Him

Blessed you earth: You don’t have to wait for heaven to walk in peace and joy. You can rejoice right here right now on earth in spite of your circumstances because God wants you to take a throne attitude and rest while He takes care of everything else for you!

Deliver you from your enemies: God will make your enemies your footstool because you have rested in the Lord

Give you strength to heal: God will restore you to full health on your deathbed. It is God alone Who heals and that healing is fully a sovereign work of the Lord and not from the will of man.

Sustain you on your deathbed: In no way does this promise that He will heal every sickness, even from a condition that brings them close to death, but it does reaffirm that it is God and God alone Who is the Healer. He will bring them comfort rather than suffering.


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