Acts 20:35 “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work, we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
The word of God teaches us on the importance of supporting the vulnerable by providing them with food, clothes, education, medication and a place they can call home. This not only helps improve someone’s life from dependency to self-reliance, but also boosts the country’s economy.
How Jesus helped the poor
Jesus showed mercy to the poor in several instances as written in Bible, he gave sight to the blind, touched the leper and healed the sick. He interacted freely with the poor and people that were neglected by the community.
Verses that talk about helping the poor
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you"—when you already have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28
Give generously to [the poor] and do so without a grudging heart, then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore, I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. — Deuteronomy 15:10-11
Today’s word teaches us to take care of the vulnerable, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that has seen many people loose their livelihood.