The convicting presence of the Holy Spirit hovered over the house as Apostle Ronnie Naidoo continued on the pillar of SHARING in the series of the Pillars of the New Testament.
• We cannot escape our God – given compassion for others
• We have an obligation to the poor
• Be not bearers only, but doers of the Word
• If we believe the Word, there will be no poor among us
• We are our brother’s keeper
(Deuteronomy 15:4-11)
• There should be no poor among you
• Do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your poor brother
• Be open handed towards the poor and needy
(Deuteronomy 24:12-15)
• Do not go to sleep with the poor man’s pledge in possession
• Don’t take advantage of the poor
• Pay him what is due to Him
(Job 20:10)
• Teach your children to make amends to the poor
(Job 34:19)
• Do not favour the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of His hands
(Psalm 14:6)
• Evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge
(Psalm 82:3)
• Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless, maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed
(Proverbs 13:7)
• One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing, another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth
(Proverbs 14:20)
• The poor are shunned by their neighbours, but the rich have many friends
(Proverbs 14:31)
• Whoever is kind to the needy, honours God
(Proverbs 19:4)
• Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man’s friends deserts him. (Ch 19:7) – and his relatives shun him
(Proverbs 28:27)
• He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receive many curses
(Luke 12:33)
• Sell your possessions and give to the poor
(Acts 10:5)
• Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial before God
(1 Corinthians 13:3)
• If I give all I possess to the poor…but have not love, I gain nothing
(1 Timothy 6:6-18)
• Godliness next to contentment is great gain
• Poverty is no excuse for filthiness
• Should be no class distinction
• Riches should not change you
• Charge the rich to do good, be liberal and generous, ready to share with others
Know today that you have been called to SHARE…
Don’t close your eyes and hands to the plight of the poor
As you open your hands, know that God richly and ceaselessly provides you with everything for your enjoyment
(1 Timothy 6:17)
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