Bible verses that deal with the poor

Doesn’t God care that I’m poor?

Isaiah 25:4-5 NLT

But to the poor, O Lord, you are a refuge from the storm. To the needy in distress, you are a shelter from the rain and the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are a storm beating against a wall, or like the relentless heat of the desert. But you silence the roar of foreign nations. You cool the land with the shade of a cloud. So the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled.

Hebrews 13:5 NLT

Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you, I will never forsake you.”

Romans 8:35-37 NLT

Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or threatened with death?…No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Does God really care about the poor?

Psalm 35:10 NLT

Who else protects the poor and needy from those who want to rob them?

Psalm 40:17 NLT

As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking of me right now.

Psalm 72:12 NLT

He will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

Why should I help the poor?

Psalm 41:1-3 NLT

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor. The Lord rescues them in times of trouble. The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity and rescues them from their enemies. The Lord nurses them when they are sick and eases their pain and discomfort.

Psalm 72:12-14 NLT

He will rescue the poor when they cry to him, he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them. He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them. He will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him.

Proverbs 28:22,25,27 NLT

A greedy person tries to get rich quick, but it only leads to poverty. Greed causes fighting; trusting in the Lord leads to prosperity. Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing. But a curse will come upon those who close their eyes to poverty.

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