The Bible has many many scriptures about helping the poor and those who are less fortunate. But the key is actually DOING what the scripture says and not simply skimming over the familiar passages.
When we ACT we activate a blessing in our life and in theirs.
Proverbs 19:17 ESV
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.
Seed sown will generate a harvest.
Luke 14:12-14 ESV
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Don’t give to get—give to bless!
Isaiah 58:10 ESV
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
Giving gives JOY to the giver and the recipient.
Luke 3:11 ESV
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
Sharing. A very simple principle we learned as children but something we often forget as adults.
Acts 20:35 ESV
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Hard work equips you to be a blessing.
James 1:27 ESV
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
“Pure religion” is not a good sermon—it is living the sermon by sowing into the lives of others. Jesus led by example. He gave us the greatest gift and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we might have life.
At Curt Landry Ministries we have heeded these scriptures and continue to help the poor and needy in many unique ways including:
Safe Houses: Curt Landry Ministries fully supports a safe house in Jerusalem that provides a home to hurting and abandoned young adults who have graduated from residential care and have no family or support system.
Africa: Curt Landry Ministries supports humanitarian aid work in Togo, Africa through Bishop Paul Nya. Among other things we have helped provide food and help build churches!
Holocaust Survivors: Curt Landry Ministries supports a home for elderly Holocaust Survivors in Jerusalem. Among many other things our partners have provided emergency lights and pots and pans for the residents.
United States: Curt Landry Ministries supports programs for poor and needy families in the U.S. including food assistance and aid.
Nicaragua: Curt Landry Ministries supports feeding centers in Nicaragua that help provide meals to impoverished families. Just this year we help sponsor a crusade where thousands were saved!
Curt Landry Ministries believes in activating the blessing by sowing seed and touching the lives of “the least of these!” For more information about our work in Israel and around the world please visit: www.CurtLandry.com.