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Lending To Poor As To God

Proverbs 19:17, "He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD, and that which he hath given will he pay him again." Does this Scripture mean I can lend to the Lord by my pity for the poor?

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Josef, again you gave a great answer to the passage. Thanks for the help you give out. blessings
---Mark_V. on 11/22/10

//I've got to tell you, ignorance is not blessfulness.//

Indeed. The problem is the ignorant don't know they are ignorant and think everybody else is.
---iggy on 11/21/10

I've got to tell you, ignorance is not blessfulness.
---catherine on 11/21/10

CATHERINE - GOD takes note of every penny you give - and shall repay you

1 CORINTHIANS 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burn, and have not charity, it profiteth ,me nothing

( The poor in veiw in the Bible are the poor in spirit. The Bible is a spiritual book dealing with spiritual things.)
---RICHARD on 11/21/10

You can have pity, pity, until you drop dead, and God shall reward you but not for your pity. Give to the poor. God takes note of every penny you give, and shall repay you. I don't know how, sometimes, but He will repay you.
---catherine on 11/21/10

A christian lends to the Lord when they 'personally' help the person that is more in need - food, clothing, shelter, drink. Each time you give something, no matter how small, you are laying up treasures in heaven. You lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven by giving to the poor and needy. And out of your heart brings out the truth of your heart.

Proverbs 8:21
Matthew 6:21
Matthew 19:21
Luke 6:45
Romans 2:5
James 5:3
---Steveng on 9/24/10

I don't know if you lend to the Lord, I would say it is as if you give, to the Lord you give to the poor, in doing so you are blessed.
---Carla on 9/24/10

"Does this Scripture mean I can lend to the Lord by my pity for the poor?" Yes, with the understanding that the word "lendeth" in this verse means to "to join, be joined, or attend".
The verse is informing us that he who is gracious towards those who are poor, impoverish, or are simply in legitimate need, honors his Maker by uniting himself with Him for their benefit.
Whatsoever one gives cheerfully, for the benefit, edifying, or uplifting of another, will be returned simply because the principle of "seed time and harvest" is always in effect. Therefore "Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing" [that he needs, is the implication]. For the harvest is always greater than the seed.
---josef on 9/24/10

Most christians would rather not get personally involved with the poor and needy and falsely think they are lending to God when they tithe their money to the denominational church or government. ---Steveng on 9/23/10

and they top it off with, "we will pray for you."

i have struggled these past few years, and my pleadings to God have been answered through mainly through non-christians. evidently, christians are too busy these days.
---aka on 9/24/10

A lot of you here at this blogsite are still not understanding that scripture. It said nothing about tithes. It said to have pity on the poor. Most of the poor people I see are outside of my church. Could be some within the church but I definitely see many more on the street corners shelters,food pantry lines. Sleeping on the streets and so forth. Why not take pity on someone on a street corner. Hand them a sack lunch out of your car window, as you are waiting for the stoplight. You have done what the scripture(Prov 19) says to do. Simple isn't it? Why do you people make everything so difficult? Christ is sweet,simple and uncomplicated. People are the problem.
---Robyn on 9/23/10

How much are you 'personally' willing to give to the poor and needy? When you give to the denominational "church" a large portion goes to the upkeep of the building and all their programs and to the keeping up-to-date of the corporate non-profit status.

When you, or with a group of your friends, pool your money together for a cause then you are truly lending to the Lord.

Most christians would rather not get personally involved with the poor and needy and falsely think they are lending to God when they tithe their money to the denominational church or government.
---Steveng on 9/23/10

The blessing we receive when we give is not money, or rven anyrthing material.

What a shame that the lie is told, and so many impoverish themselves by giving money to false teached, and sometimes ruin their lives, and in many cases their faith
---alan8566_of_uk on 9/23/10

I heard that verse from Pat Robertson

when you give to the poor you are lending to god.

so give your 10% to the 0700 club & you are lending to god.

it's like benny hinn & copeland saying that purchasing a private jet so they can preach the gospel.
---mike on 9/23/10

Yes, symbolically, you are lending or giving to the Lord when you give to the poor. Everytime you give to someone in need, you are lending to the Lord and He pays back in spades. With huge interest. This is why we, should always help others (especially the poor) when we can. We don't have to give money, per se. Food,clothing, sharing the gospel,helping widows,sick, shut-ins. There are many,many ways to help the poor. God bless you. Be a doer and not a hearer, of God's Word.
---Robyn on 9/23/10


This is talking about direct almsgiving to the poor: feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and other works of mercy listed in Matthew 25.
---Cluny on 9/23/10

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