The following are bible verses, articles and links that are very informative and powerful on helping others
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.s. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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