- 1 What Jesus says about helping others?
- 2 Where in the Bible does it say care for one another?
- 3 What does Jesus say about giving?
- 4 Why is helping others important?
- 5 What God says about giving to others?
- 6 Who in the Bible asked God for help?
- 7 What did Jesus say about treating others with kindness?
What Jesus says about helping others?
Instructions From Jesus on Helping Others. ‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.’ ‘Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.’ ‘In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
What God promises about helping others?
God’s Promises for Generous People God has more promises in the Bible about giving than anything else. Why? Because God is a giver, and he wants us to become like him. Everything we have in life is because God is generous. But giving is hard to do. It challenges our selfishness, so God rewards us when we do it.
One article can’t possibly list the hundreds of promises in the Bible about giving, but I’ve narrowed it down to nine. Here are nine rewards God promises to those who live generous lives: 1. God promises good things will happen to you. “All goes well for the generous man who conducts his business fairly” (Psalm 112:5 TLB).
Generosity unlocks the key to God’s blessing in your life.2. God promises your children will be blessed. “The Godly are always generous. Their children will be blessed” (Psalm 37:26 NIV84). When you model the generosity of God, he not only blesses you, but he passes the blessing on to the next generation.3.
- God promises to bless your work and your business.
- Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine” (Proverbs 3:9-10 NIV).
- Almost everyone was a farmer in biblical times.
- Barns and vats represented a person’s investments and livelihood, and God promised to bless the businesses of people who honored him with their wealth.4.
God promises you’ll be happier. “You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive'” (Acts 20:35 NLT). I honestly didn’t believe this verse when I was a kid. I’d rather get a Christmas gift than give one. But maturity comes when you realize that there’s more happiness in giving than receiving.5.
- God promises your influence will increase.
- The world of the generous gets larger and larger; the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller” (Proverbs 11:24 The Message).
- Your world expands when you’re faithful with what God gives you.
- The opposite is also true—when you’re stingy, your world gets smaller.6.
God promises you’ll end up with more. “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38 CSB). God’s economy says we don’t give to get a blessing; we give to be a blessing. But the truth is, you can’t out give God.7. God promises to meet all of your needs. “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing” (Proverbs 28:27 NIV).
- It sounds too good to be true, but God says it over and over in Scripture: “If you are generous with what I give you, I will meet all of your needs—financial, physical, and spiritual.” 8.
- God promises to multiply what you give him.
- For God is the one who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat.
In the same way, he will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you” (2 Corinthians 9:10 NLT). When you plant a seed, you don’t get a single seed back. You get hundreds of thousands of seeds from just that one seed.
It’s the principle of multiplication. God will take what you give him and multiply it, so it goes even further. God does it with money, but he also does it with energy and time.9. God promises that your giving is stored up in heaven. “Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life” (1 Timothy 6:18-19 NLT). God has set up a bank account for you in heaven. We know it’s true because Jesus mentioned it five times.
It’s more important than your retirement account on earth. It’s going to last trillions and trillions of years. Every time you use ” your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends,” you’re investing in this account (Luke 16:9 NLT). Keep these nine promises in mind as you strive to be faithful in generosity and lead others to do likewise.
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Where in the Bible does it say care for one another?
Living generously certainly involves your finances. However, a generous lifestyle was never meant to be limited to just money. It invades all areas of our lives. The Bible tells us that we are to care for one another. Sometimes, this involves financial help, but often it does not. Let’s look at some verses that encourage us to care for one another:
I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John 13:34-35 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor. – Romans 12:10 And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we do for you. – 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Since you have purified yourselves by your obedience to the truth, so that you show sincere brotherly love for each other, from a pure heart love one another constantly. – 1 Peter 1:22 And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ. – Ephesians 4:32 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. – Philippians 2:4 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 For you were called to be free, brothers and sisters; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. – Galatians 5:13 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. – Philippians 2:3 Be hospitable to one another without complaining. – 1 Peter 4:9 And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works. – Hebrews 10:24
How does God want us to help others?
6. The Holiness of Helpfulness – Helping others isn’t just a good thing to do; it is a holy thing to do. This means that helping others is one of the ways that God sets apart his church in the world. Christians are meant to separate themselves from the spirit of this age by refusing to live selfish lives and, instead, serving others.
Matthew 5:42 : “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” Ephesians 2:10 : “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Galatians 2:10 : “Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.” Galatians 6:2 : “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Hebrews 6:10 : “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 13:16 : “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Luke 6:30 : “Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.
John 15:13 : “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Romans 12:10 : “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:13 : “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:20 : “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Romans 15:1 : “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 : “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”
How does God want us to serve others?
Commands to Serve But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Does God work through us to help others?
In Ephesians chapter 2, it says: ‘We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them’ (vs.10).
What does Jesus say about giving?
Generously – Jesus told his followers to give to everyone who asks ( Luke 6:30 ), to give to those who can’t repay ( Luke 14:13 – 14 ) and to freely give what we have freely received ( Matthew 10:8 ). Paul established the principle that what we reap is a reflection of what we sow ( 2 Corinthians 9:6 ).
Why is helping others important?
Helping others improves social interaction, distracts people from their own problems, and improves self-esteem and competence. Physical Well-Being – helping others leads to increased social integration which allows people to lead more active lifestyles.
Why is it said that by helping others we serve God?
“When We Serve Others, We Serve God,” Friend, Nov.2010, 40–41 Sharing Time Happiness comes when we obey God’s commandments. Jesus Christ taught the first and the second commandments. He said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart.” Then He said, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself” ( Matthew 22:37, 39 ).
We can obey these commandments by serving others. That means we do something kind for them. When we serve others we can be happy. Jesus showed us how to do this. He came to earth to help us. Everywhere He went He helped people. He taught people the gospel. He visited and blessed people who were sick. He helped people who had disabilities.
He was a friend to the lonely. By serving others, Jesus did what Heavenly Father wanted Him to do. In Mosiah 2:17 we learn that when we serve someone else we are really serving God. President Thomas S. Monson encourages us to serve others. Children around the world serve those in need, and their happiness shines through when they share their stories.
- Max said: “At my preschool I helped clean the tables and chairs for my teachers.
- It made me feel good to help someone without being asked first.” Carson and Kyleigh said: “When our grandma was in the hospital we decided to give her a special gift by cleaning her house really well before she got home.
It made us feel really good to do this for her.” Brittish said: “When my mom broke her leg she needed to use a wheelchair. I helped with my three brothers and sister at home, and I was able to help my mom get the things she needed. Service makes me feel great!” When we obey the commandment to love and serve others we are serving God and we are blessed with happiness.
What does the Bible say about standing up for others?
This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘ Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.’
What did Jesus say about caring for people?
6. John 15:12-13 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Jesus’ love for people is extravagant. While we are not able to literally lay down our lives on a daily basis for others, we can choose to lay down our lives and love extravagantly in smaller practical ways.
What God says about giving to others?
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
What does the Bible say about helping others without recognition?
by John D. Barry, CEO of Jesus’ Economy “When you give do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” ( Matthew 6:3 ). This saying epitomizes the mystery of Jesus’ sayings. What does Jesus really mean by this saying? This oft-quoted saying of Jesus comes from the middle of the Sermon on the Mount ( Matthew 5-7 ).
This long sermon is full of parables, proverbs, rebukes, and commands. The Sermon on the Mount, in many ways, functions as the center of Jesus’ practical teaching—his teachings about how Christians should live. Thus, when we attempt to understand any one part of it, we must ask ourselves: What does Jesus want to teach us, practically? Jesus opens this particular section of the sermon with a caution: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” ( Matthew 6:1 ESV).
There are some people who only do good when it can be seen. Their goal is to be recognized for their generosity. We need look no further than the monopolizers, Rockefeller and Carnegie, to see an illustration of this type of giving. Rockefeller and Carnegie were even in a competition for who could give the most—who could out philanthropize the other one.
But their efforts were not merely about giving; it was about empire building. They were trying to create lasting legacies in their own names, so that they could live forever in the annuals of history. And it worked. Does Jesus’ rebuke mean that the philanthropic labors of Rockefeller and Carnegie were in vain? Certainly not.
There are many great things in our world that only happened because of the generosity of Rockefeller and Carnegie—whole non-profits and institutions owe their start to Rockefeller and Carnegie. But where is the reward for efforts done for the sake of recognition? They are left right here on earth, where they occur.
Jesus makes clear that those who seek recognition get their reward here, not in heaven. Their reward is the praise of other people. Jesus elaborates on this, saying: “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others.
Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward” ( Matthew 6:2 ESV). Thinking of local Jewish leaders of the Pharisee and Sadducee party, Jesus uses the analogy of someone sounding a trumpet before giving to the impoverished. He could be alluding to some regular practice at the Jerusalem Temple.
Jesus could be recognizing that most people made a very big deal about their giving. Without recognition, the wealthy likely thought they would lose some (perhaps even all) of the benefit. Jesus calls this type of behavior hypocritical. But why is it hypocritical? Answer: power, Those who give out of a desire to be recognized are really seeking popularity.
And popularity is a tool of power. If people believe you are generous, they are likely to be more trusting. And if they trust you, they will do business with you. For many wealthy people, this is why they give—respect of peers and their local community.
- Most often they give out of guilt (expectations) or to seek respect (power).
- And neither reason for giving aligns with God’s priorities.
- Furthermore, giving is often a method of expressing power.
- If I supply for another person’s needs, especially when being recognized for doing so, the person I give to will feel indebted to me.
At the very least, they will be forced to compromise some dignity in accepting my charity. Thus, for Jesus, the setting of giving was critical. He understood that all these things could be involved in the giving process. This does not mean that giving done in vain is useless to God or his work.
It can still be used for great good. But there is a better way. In this regard, Jesus says: “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” ( Matthew 6:3-4 ESV). For Jesus, it’s all about intent.
This is his concern. But does this mean that we should never give publicly? Does it mean that we should never tell the stories of those who give? What about the stories of those who receive? To answer these questions, the next section of Jesus’ sermon is enlightening.
- Jesus’ view of prayer, which is explained in the next section of the sermon, is very similar to his view of giving ( Matthew 6:5-8 ).
- He explains that prayer should be done in secret.
- Yet when it comes to prayer, we know that Jesus does not intend for us to merely pray in secret or to merely pray the Lord’s Prayer ( Matthew 6:6, 9-13).
We know this because Jesus himself prayed publicly (e.g., John 11:41-42 ). And we practice public prayer, just as it has been practiced for thousands of years (and is reflected even in the book of Psalms ). When we read Jesus’ thoughts on prayer, we know that he is providing us with a model, a modus operandi.
He is telling us that the majority of our prayers should be private—that we should seek an intimate relationship with God the Father. He is also telling us to be careful why we pray—to watch our intentions. The same is true of Jesus’ view on giving. Intent is the guiding principle (see 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ; Micah 6:8 ).
We must ask: Why are we giving? When we expose our giving to others, why do we do so? When we tell the stories of the impoverished being empowered, why do we do so? Are we ensuring that each step is done with dignity, honesty, and for the right reasons? Are we seeking God’s glory or our own? Our guiding principle should be giving privately.
- While we will at times make exceptions to the principle, we must only make exceptions for the sake of God’s glory and ministry.
- It must have a larger purpose and intent in mind.
- And we must continue to glorify God whenever recognition comes.
- We must also trust God with our giving.
- Rather than contemplating the loss of funds, we must trust God with our donation to his ministry.
We must watch the intent of our heart and make sure we are in a place of generosity. We must give out of a desire to do good for others and to glorify God in the process. This is Jesus’ way. Photo credit: ©Getty Images/Tetiana Soares This article is by John D. Barry, the CEO of the non-profit Jesus’ Economy, By shopping fair trade at JesusEconomy.org, you can create jobs for the impoverished. You can also give directly to a cause you’re passionate about, such as creating jobs, planting churches, or meeting basic needs.100% goes to the developing world. Join the movement at JesusEconomy.org,
Why should Christians help others?
The Christian Church has many denominations. Churches and chapels have diverse features and worshipping practices, but all value the importance of prayer – both private and communal.
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Christians believe that it is part of their duty to act in a moral way and this involves helping others around them. The Church can play a vital role in Christians helping others as they provide:
- food banks – a place where people living in poverty can go and collect some food
- Salvation Army – a Christian denomination who help those who are suffering
- help for the homeless – Housing Justice is a Christian charity who try to ensure everyone has a home
There are also many non-religious functions that can take place in a church building, eg:
- crèche facilities
- youth groups
- community meeting places (eg keep fit classes)
- adult education classes
- charity events
- coffee mornings
- birthday parties
Jesus taught the importance of helping others who are less fortunate, and this is why the Church has these extra functions. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me Matthew 25:35-36 Question Describe the main functions of the church.
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Is God happy when we help others?
What the Bible Says About Helping Others – Here ‘s a list of 45 Bible verse s about helping others. We hope t hese Bible quotes about helping others will inspire you to serve people’s needs in all sorts of ways— with encouragement from encouraging Bible verses, hospitality and sharing, and through prayer.
Bible verses about serving others reflect s God’s own character of love and compassion.1. Hebrews 13:1-2 Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. The scriptures are full of Bible verses about love and we’re encouraged to keep on loving! It can be hard to persevere in loving imperfect people, but God reminds us that we’re to treat each other like family, which means staying committed.
And isn’t it amazing to think that when we offer hospitality to strangers that person might be an actual angel! 2. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Forgiveness can be really hard, and God’s word has many Bible verses about forgiveness, It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t seek justice when wronged, but it does mean choosing to let go of hate and bitterness.
How wonderful to remember that full forgiveness is ours through Jesus Christ. He can help us learn to forgive others when we’ve been wronged.3. Isaiah 41: 17 “The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them” The Lord promises to not forsake those who are in need.
Even people who are suffering with extreme need are known to God and loved by Him. When we help people who are struggling, we encourage them that they’re not forgotten, but are known, cared for, and valued.4.1 John 3:16-18 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.
- And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
- If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
- Jesus is the ultimate example of love.
He rescued us by laying down his life so that we can be forgiven. Remembering this amazing truth that new life and freedom are ours thanks to Jesus is a powerful motivator to keep on helping others. Let’s pray that our actions will always back up our words.5.
- Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them God sees the ways we try to honour Him by showing care and kindness to others.
- We all need help from time to time.
- Even when your service goes unnoticed by other people, God sees and is pleased.6.
Matthew 6:1-4 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by others.
Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” It could be tempting to want to impress people by being seen to help others.
We might try to make our acts of kindness highly visible. But Jesus teaches that if we love God, we won’t worry about impressing people. Instead, we’ll choose to help those in need without needing any praise, but simply to honour God.7. Isaiah 1: 17 Learn to do right; seek justice.
Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Justice for the vulnerable matters to God. He is the God of justice as well as mercy. He wants us to care about the vulnerable, to plead the widow’s cause, to stand up for the oppressed. Seeking justice for those in need is a powerful way we can serve others, as shown in the Bible.8.
Ephesians 5: 1-2 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. When we help others, we’re following the example of our heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who are both characterised by love. 9. Luke 3:10-11 What should we do then?” the crowd asked. John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” Supporting others means we need to be willing to share. We don’t have to hoard more than we need, because we can trust God to provide for us, too.10.
- Philippians 2:3-6 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
- Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
- In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage Jesus is our perfect example of self-sacrificial love.
It’s tempting to want to elevate ourselves, and to think about our own needs and wants before anyone else’s. But the Bible’s teaching on helping others points us to Jesus who shows a better way to think and act.11. Galatians 6: 9-10 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
- Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
- Helping others has the potential to become tiring.
- Rest is God’s gift to ensure we have sufficient stamina to keep on caring for others.
- And we have God’s Holy Spirit living in us, who can help us to keep doing good without growing weary.12.
Luke 10: 29-37 “And who is my neighbour?” To answer this question, Jesus tells the parable of the Good Samaritan. He tells the story of a person willing to care for someone in need, even though it costs him considerable effort and money. At the end of the parable, Jesus says, ‘Go and do likewise.’ 13.
- Romans 12:6a, 8 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.
- If it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.
- The Bible teaches that God has made us wonderfully diverse.
Many verses about caring and serving one another encourage us to use our different gifts and personalities to bless other people.14. Acts 20:34-35 The words of the Apostle Paul: ” You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions.
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.” Give thanks for people in your life who have set godly examples over the years, showing how to gladly help others, how to be generous and kind.
Think about all the ways they cared for you, and about how you felt in their company. Ask God to help you be a similar blessing to others. These thankful Bible verses can help you express your gratitude.15. Proverbs 22:9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. 16. Matthew 5:15-16 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
When we help others and seek to be a blessing to those around us, God is glorified, and the gospel is demonstrated, shining out like a light for all to see.17. Matthew 10:8 Freely you have received; freely give. This Scripture about supporting and caring for others is as simple as it is profound: give freely.
It helps to remember how much we have received from God—He can help us learn to give as freely and generously as He does.18.1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
- The Bible teaches that helping others is something God loves to see.
- There’s no-one else exactly like you! So, how can you use your gifts—your talents, skills, material possessions, personality, time—to bless someone who’s in need? 19.
- Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
It’s all too easy to get so caught up in ourselves that we forget to think about the needs of others. But God is pleased when we’re willing to do good and to share what we have in order to help others. A kind and generous heart reflects God’s own character, so let’s slow down and take time to look around us so that we’re better able to serve people in need.20.
- Luke 6:30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.
- It’s not always easy, but it’s an amazing blessing to be able to give with no expectation of return.
- We can learn to be this generous in the way we help others when we remember all God has given to his believers through Jesus Christ.
To live in this way sets Christians apart from the world and is a powerful witness to God’s love and goodness.21. Leviticus 25:17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 25 shares God’s commands for His people about how to preserve the Sabbath, and how to care for one another.
- We help others by treating them fairly, and we love God by obeying His commands.
- Whilst we may need to adapt the principles of Leviticus for our contemporary context, we can still see the many ways God wants to protect people from exploitation, and to make material provision for those in need.22.
- John 15:12-13 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. Rarely is anyone called to the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of a friend. This is exactly what Jesus did for the world, because of His great love. Helping others in the Bible is a theme that gets returned to again and again.
- There are ways we can go about supporting and caring for others, both big and small.23.
- Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you.
- A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap.
- For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
- Our generosity towards others will be felt in our own lives.
When we are glad to help others, a wonderful additional outcome is that blessing often comes as a result. We receive joy, a sense of purpose, and the privilege of being part of God’s mission to reach out to the world. 24. Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. There is so much injustice and unfairness; we see it on the news; we hear about it in our own communities; we experience it ourselves. Scriptures about caring for one another are clear that we need to act for good and justice whenever we have the opportunity.25.
Who in the Bible asked God for help?
3. Nehemiah – Nehemiah had an audacious advocacy ask: He wanted to leave his job as cupbearer to the king and rebuild the city of his people, who were living in exile. At the start of his story, Nehemiah hears news that those still living in the land of Judah are in great distress: The wall of Jerusalem is broken, and the city lies in ruins.
- His heart is broken, and he asks God for an opportunity to help.
- He first advocates directly to God when he confesses that his people have indeed sinned, but then he reminds God of everything God has already done for them.
- Finally, he asks God to give him favor with the king.
- When Nehemiah’s opportunity comes, he tells the king what’s happened in Jerusalem, why it matters to him, and what the king can do to help.
(Clear, direct, and actionable!) The king grants Nehemiah’s request to rebuild Jerusalem’s wall and gives him the supplies and permissions he needs to get the job done. Because of Nehemiah’s advocacy, the walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt, exiles return to a secured city, and the people recommit to God’s law. World Vision Zambia staff member, Matthew Sakala walks and talks with brothers Lightwell (in blue) and Lighton (striped shirt) in Moyo, Zambia. (©2018 World Vision /photo by Laura Reinhardt)
What did Jesus say about helping poor people?
Luke 12:33-34 (NIV) ‘Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.’
What did Jesus say about treating others with kindness?
3. Romans 12:10 – Be Devoted To One Another In Love – Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10 In Mark 12:30-31, Jesus says “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.'” Both of these passages go hand in hand.
- We must honor one another above ourselves.
- We must be devoted to one another in love.
- We must love each other as we love ourselves.
- Take the time to think about how you would like to be treated by another person – stranger and friend.
- What does that look like? Whatever comes to your mind about how you would like to be treated, that is how you should treat others.
Treat others with kindness and love. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
How does Jesus want us to treat others?
Be Kind, Compassionate, and Forgiving – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) This verse is a wonderful reminder that we are to treat others the same way that Jesus treats us.
What does Jesus say about giving?
Generously – Jesus told his followers to give to everyone who asks ( Luke 6:30 ), to give to those who can’t repay ( Luke 14:13 – 14 ) and to freely give what we have freely received ( Matthew 10:8 ). Paul established the principle that what we reap is a reflection of what we sow ( 2 Corinthians 9:6 ).