Mercy for the Poor

“He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,

But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.”

Proverbs 14:31

“Blessed is he who considers the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.  The Lord will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.”                                          Psalm 41:1-3

“For you have the poor with you always, and whenever you wish you may do them good; but Me you do not have always.”                                       Says Jesus in Mark 14:7

My son always said, it’s not whether the man holding the cup for change is right or wrong, it’s what you do about him.

Heavenly Father, Who watches all our hearts, help us see the needy with Your eyes and do what’s right, and not treat others with criticism or contempt, in Jesus’ name.