“If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered.” Proverbs 21:13
This is a really hard Bible verse about helping the poor. It actually says that God answering my prayers is contigent upon how I treat the poor. That’s a pretty difficult message to hear, especially in a day and age where there are so many poor people in the world. You can’t even turn on the news without seeing all of the suffering and hardship in the world. So much of the time it’s so easy to just turn a blind eye, and not really try and find a way to help.
So how do I know if I’m shutting my ears to the cry of the poor? It’s not like I can really do anything to help all of the poor people in the world. And how do I know that if I donate money to charities, the money will actually go to helping the poor. Charities many charities have been shown to be corrupt and send very little money to the people who need it. That’s why it’s nice to rely on the Lord for guidance. One very easy way to help the poor is to tithe. Giving money to your church is a great way of seeing that the poor around the world are helped. Helping the poor is a huge responsibility, one that no single individual can handle on their own. But that’s why we’re stronger together.