Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Opposing comfort and logic, Abram made a big decision: He would follow the unseen God. Not knowing where he was going, he took what he had and left home. But at this meager beginning, God made several promises. Among His famous Words are these:
'I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great... And I will bless those who bless you' (Genesis 12:2-3).
Opposing comfort and logic, Jesus made a big decision: He would come to earth as a Man. Laying aside His crown and wealth, He did what God said and left home. But in His humble existence, God made amazing promises. Among His famous Words are these:
'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me' (Matthew 25:40).
By leaving his place of security, Abraham made himself a homeless man. By leaving His throne and countless treasures, Heaven's Prince made Himself a poor Person.
Undoubtedly, God Who watches everything observes our conduct toward the poor. Jesus is clear in His Words on the subject: How we treat them is how we treat Him. So if we bless the poor, God will bless us.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Poor People series.