Loving the needy and social outcast
This post is contributed by Kyle Done, of Keller, Texas.
*** Edited as little as possible to allow the innocent nature of the writer to show through.
today i am going to talk about a important issue that many people don’t find very important.
the issue of loving the needy and social outcast
lets look at what god says about the needy:
Psalm 12:5 “‘Because of the oppression of the weak and the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,’ says the LORD. I will protect them from those who malign them.”
Psalm 140:12 “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.”
Isaiah 41:17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; tongues are parched with thirst. But I the LORD will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.”
Luke 6:20-21 “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours in the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.”
these are such a small collection of verses but it points out that god has such a tender heart towards the sick and poor.
so what excuse to we have when we see a sick person in our own church or a someone homeless on the street and we act like he doesn’t exist.
god also said he will rescue us in our time of need if we recognize those who are in need
Psalm 41:1 “Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.”
when we slip into our own trouble let us not forget the poor. it could make all the difference
and now the final point
is how we worship god, many Christians think they are good Christians and worship god with a pure heart, yet don’t honor the poor and sick. thus there religion is in vain
Proverbs 14:31 “He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
James 1:26-27 (New Living Translation)
26 If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.
27 Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.
let me close by saying. i hope u look at the poor, sick and homeless differently.
next time u see one. instead of walking right by.
Kyle Done~ God Bless all! 🙂 my goal is god himself, not joy, not peace, nor even blessing, but god himself
ps from Kyle:
hope u put a message on u blog, about this. there will be tons of mentally ill in hell if things don’t change
there is not one ministry designed to reach out to the mentally ill or sick. not one church where mentally ill are understood. not one preacher has ever preached a sermon or took a step to reach them
most mentally ill believe they are completely hopeless. fell they are abandoned by god. they cant go to church becuz people forget who they are. things got to change
Kyle Done~ God Bless all! for he will deliever the poor WHO CRY out, the afflicted who have none to help. he will take pity on the weak and needy. and savethe needy from death. (psalm 72:12-13)