Bible Summary. Jesus enables us to give to people that ask for help. Many people are crying out and saying help me from injustice, but what is our response? When we meet people with physical needs, do we seek ways to help them? Are we fair to people in every area of our lives? Do we treat everyone equally? When we are strong in the Lord, God wants us to help people that are physically and spiritually weak. Many people will say help me with their physical needs, but their spiritual needs are greater. See below for Biblical commentary and scripture on Christians helping others.
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Help Me, Do Not Steal From Me.
Jesus offers us an alternative way to live. His way enables us to steal no more and give to people that are in need. God has blessed us with abundant resources, and He desires for us to give justly as He has given to us. Ephesians 4:28 advises us to steal no more, but labor in what is good.
Ephesians 4:28, “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth”
Help Me, Do Not Treat Me With Injustice.
Are we fair to people in every area of our lives? Do we treat everyone equally? Many people are crying out and saying help me from injustice, but what is our response. Colossians 4:1 advises us to give unto others what is just and equal.
Colossians 4:1, “Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.”
Help Me With My Physical Needs.
We see people that have physical needs all the time. They may not say help me directly, but we know they are in need. Do we tell them to have a nice day, and really do not address their physical or spiritual needs? James 2:16 advises us to help people that have physical needs.
James 2:16, “And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?”
Help Me When I Am Weak.
God loves to help the weak. A weak person says help me God, and He helps them. When we are strong in the Lord, God wants us to help people that are physically and spiritually weak. Acts 20:35 advises us to help the weak as it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:35, “I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Help Me With Spiritual Needs.
Many people will say help me with their physical needs, but their spiritual needs are greater. When helping people, we need to make sure to take any opportunity we can to minister to their spiritual needs. Acts 3:6 tells us of Peter helping the lame man with healing at the gates Beautiful.
Acts 3:6, “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”
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