Proverbs 31:20 She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
Extending a helping hand is not only the right thing to do, we as Christians are called to help. And when we do help we are blessed.
Micah 6:8 No, O people, the LORD has already told you what is good, and this is what he requires: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 But if there are any poor people in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tightfisted toward them. Instead, be generous and lend them whatever they need.
Proverbs 11:25 The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Proverbs 19:17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!
From today's lesson, here are some ways to help:
- the giving of money
- the giving of food
- the giving of assistance
- the giving of help to the elderly or the ill
and how we can begin to pursue a heart of kindness:
- begin at home
- keep your eyes and ears open (Proverbs 20:12)
- pray for a heart of love
- err of the side of generosity