Helping the poor honours God


I was just reading through Proverbs 14 and verse 31 jumped out at me…

“Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors Him.”

As I was dwelling on this verse I read the notes in my Life Application Study Bible. I found these to be really good too…

“14:31 God has a special concern for people who are poor. He insists that people who have material goods should be generous with those who are in need. Providing for the poor is not just a suggestion in the Bible. It is a command that may require a change of attitude (see Leviticus 23:22; Deuteronomy 15:7-8; Psalms 113:5-9; 146:5-9; Isaiah 58:7; 2 Corinthians 9:9; James 2:1-9).”

I want to be someone who helps both the poor and honours God in all I do. I was this to be a life legacy for me.

Proverbs 14:31 was a reminder and encouragement to me today. How about you?

Blessings,

Dave