posted on May, 31 2021 @ 11:12 AM
Are you poor and helpless? Are you in serious dire need of that money? Christians react differently to giving to the needy, I personally am not a
millionaire that I can give cash freely, though I know that I give what I can. Others give food/water instead of money, understanding that some
beggars would not use the money for the uses the giver intended. What is the right thing to do? Biblically speaking, we are to help the poor. But,
does our responsibility end with the giving, or should we give and make sure our gifts are used for the right purposes?
Rather than giving money or food/water, some prefer to offer transportation to a local shelter and/or provide financial support directly to the
shelter. By supporting rescue missions financially, most Christians help the poor who would otherwise be begging on the street.
God wants us to help the poor and blesses us when we do. In the words of the psalmist David, we are told, “Blessed is he who has regard for the
weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him
to the desire of his foes” (Psalm 41:1-2). It is indeed a worthy cause to help the poor, including the sign-holders on our street corners. Each of
us must respond to these people as the Lord guides, not forgetting at the same time to offer prayers for these needy people. Though at the end of the
day we need to remember God does not give us everything we want. You must be grateful and be content with what you have.
As it says:
New International Version
11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I
know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in
plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.