Hidden Nuggets Series #99 – “…For the poor will never cease from the land…” – Deuteronomy 15:11
A major theme found in the Bible is how we are to treat one another. Jesus famously said in Matthew 22:39, “…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Perhaps nowhere can this statement be more applicable than in how we treat the poor among us.
Deuteronomy 15:11 says that the poor will always be with us. There will never be an instance in this present life when someone somewhere isn’t experiencing poverty. Because of that we should consider all manner of ways in which we might go about helping the poor.
God clearly has a special place in his heart for the poor. The Bible is filled with verses specifically addressing their situation. Here are 15 powerful Bible verses about helping the poor that show us how we might best meet their needs.
Bible Verses About Helping the Poor
These verses capture the essence of how God feels about the poor and what the Bible says about helping them: