A partial list of what I came up with pursuing my Bible.

We can use it in many ways: prayers, petitions, supplications, meditation on God’s word.

The possibilities are endless, I think. 🤔

It’s just a partial list of what God’s Holy Scriptures have to say regarding the treatment of the poor. So here we go…

1. Defraud not the poor.

2. Be a helper to the other, the poor.

3. Love the poor.

4. Satisfy the afflicted soul.

5. Draw out thy soul to the hungry.

6. Deal your bread to the hungry.

7. Bring the poor that are cast out to thy house.

8. Cloth the poor.

9. Be strength to the poor.

10. Be a strength to the needy in their affliction.

11. Be a refuge from the storm to the poor.

12. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor, and needy.

13. Consider the cause of the poor.

14. Rob not the poor.

15. Neither oppress the afflicted.

16. Do not mock the poor. (Reproaching his maker!)

17. By having mercy on the poor, you honor God.

18. Be happy by having mercy on the poor. This is a promise from God!

19. Raise the poor out of the dust… Bring them to thy house.

20. Lift the poor out of the dunghill… Bring them to thy house.

21. Stand at the right hand of the poor… Being their defense.

22. Deliver the poor and needy… Out of the hand of the wicked!

23. Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

24. Defend the fatherless.

25. Forget not the congregation of the poor.

26. The blood of the poor is precious in His sight.

27. Listen to the poor.

28. Be blessed by considering the poor.

29. Open your hand wide to your poor brother/sister.

30. Do not harden your heart towards the poor.

31. Do not shut up your hand from your poor brothers/sisters need.

32. Do not make the poor of the land to fail.

33. Do not write injustice into your laws against the poor!

34. Do not oppress the poor in judgment.

35. Do no violence to the cause of the humble.

36. Do not allow widows to be prey.

37. Do not rob the fatherless.

38. Do not put the fatherless in a situation to be robbed.

39. Dispise not the hungry soul.

40. Provoke not the poor in his want.

41. Leave not to them that ask of thee, to curse thee behind thy back. For God will hear their cry.

42. The poor commits himself to God.

43. Because of the oppression of the poor… Now will I arise, saith the Lord.

44. For the sighing of the needy… Now will I arise, saith the Lord.

45. Shame not the counsel of the poor.

46. Because the Lord is the refuge of the poor.

47. The Lord delivers the poor from him that is to strong for him.

48. The Lord delivers the needy when he cries.

49. The Lord delivers the poor when he cries.

50. The Lord delivers him that has no helper.

51. The Lord shall spare the poor.

52. The Lord shall spare the needy, and save the soul of the needy.

53. The Lord shall redeem the poor, and their soul from deceit.

54. The Lord shall redeem the poor and their soul from violence.

55. Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

56. The Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted.

57. The Lord will maintain the right of the poor.

58. Lend unto the Lord by having pity upon the poor.

59. The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is maker of them all.

60. He that giveth to the poor shall not lack.

61. The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel!

I’m hope, and pray that this little list seeps deep into your heart, and infects you with a love for your poor, and needy brothers, and sisters who need brothers and sisters to be the hands, and feet, and mouth of our precious Lord, for God’s sake, and theirs!

Thank you for listening to the writings of a madman.

May God bless you and your families 🙏 💝

The point is, how are you treating the poor and needy?

Hello everyone. I am grateful to be able to write again. 💗

I’m just going to get right to it if you don’t mind.

What verses or words from the very book we claim as our guide for living could break through the heardness of our hearts?

The very word’s of God, our Creator, resound through and through with the cry of a heartbroken mother!

Crying for fear of what will come upon his children who have gone astray like lost sheep.

For doesn’t God know that wolves are out in sheep’s clothing waiting for his children, you, and the poor?!

He’s waiting for the modern day Church to turn back to his loving care, abandon their idolatry, narcissism on steroids, which only ever lead’s to destruction, separation from God, our Father, and be healed, washed clean!

What are we to do?

I have been thourghtly convinced that what ever I do or don’t do towards a poor person is either a kiss on God’s cheek or a slap in his face.

What does his words have to say about this? Do you know?

197 times, roughly, in the K.J.V., and 245 times, roughly, in most Orthodox bibles our Father’s loving words regarding the treatment of the poor is expressed as only a loving God can!

Could fear of retribution, annialstion motive us to treat the poor as our Father has expressed, repeatedly throughout his Holy Scripture!

God saw fit to punish Israel with exile, and destruction for how they treated the poor!

Paul says, if you have not love.. even though you sell your own flesh to help the poor… We have NOTHING!

So, maybe fear of retribution isn’t the 🗝️ to our hard hearts.

God said, He would give us a new heart, and write the law upon our hearts!

God so loved the world that he sent His Son to proclaim the gospel to the poor, specifically!

Luke, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Wherefore he hath appointed me to preach the gospel to the poor,..”

And, why are all the other “commandments”, and “thou shalt not”(s), ignored?

Isn’t it funny how we have chosen through vain words to either deceive ourselves, or being deceived… We turn our backs on the only God among the god’s who cares about us!

And in turning our backs away from God knowingly, or unknowingly, we gain a twisted view of the world, without God, and then a man is no longer in His image, and our treatment of the poor reflects this so starkly it blinds me!

And Ables blood cried from the ground, and God heard the cry of innocence blood for the first time!

Yet, here is a heads up regarding our merciful God…

God had mercy on Cain for murdering his brother, and allowed him to live!

Even though Cain didn’t really repent for murdering his brother. “Am I my brothers keeper?”, Cain said to the Lord!

With a slight turn of word’s…

I am my brothers keeper!

This might be our slogan!?

This is basically the slogan I read in God’s Holy Scripture regarding the treatment of the poor, needy, widows, homeless, orphans, fatherless, travelers, wanderer!!

You are called to be your brothers keeper! This i am sure.

A light to the world, aren’t you to be?

If the salt has lost it’s flavor, what good is it?

Be the salt of the earth!

What is salt good for?

It cleans, and protects!

So, clean and protect some poor, needy, brothers and sisters, and you’ll be the lord’s child!

You are called: “children of the living God”?

Then act like it!

Surprise the world, and please God, our Father in heaven!

Thank you for stopping by and reading the writings of a mad man.

God’s blessings to you and your families. 💕