Today is Memory Verse Monday. Our theme for this week will be New Year’s Resolution #8, “Do something nice for someone every week”. My posts will specifically be related to helping the poor. In America we seem to have left this task up to our government, when the Lord intended for this to be a function of the church. The memory verse for this week will be Matthew 10:42. If you would like a copy of the memory verses for this month, click here: Scripture Memory Printable Cards. Below I will list 10 Bible verses on feeding the poor. There are many verses in the Old and New Testament on this topic, but most of these will be from the New.
Matthew 10:42 (NKJV) (Scripture Memory Verse)
42 And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold
water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no
means lose his reward.”
10 Bible Verses on Feeding the Poor
2 Corinthians 9:6-7 (NKJV)
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
Titus 3:14 (NKJV)
And let our people also learn to maintain good works, to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unfruitful.
Luke 12:33-34 (NKJV)
Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 3:11 (NKJV)
He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.”
Matthew 5:42 (NKJV)
Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.
Luke 14:12-14 (NKJV)
Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
Matthew 19:21 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”
Proverbs 19:17 (NKJV)
He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.
Ezekiel 16:49-50 (NKJV) (God had more than one reason for destroying Sodom)
Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abomination before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.
James 1:27 (NKJV)
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.