What Happens When You Remember the Poor

To read the Bible in a year, read Psalms 41–43.

Considering the poor is such a mighty theme it is worth singing about. Therefore, David wrote a hymn of praise and gave it to the chief musician to put it to music (Psalm 41:0). The first thing David said was,

Blessed is he who considers the poor…
(Psalm 41:1a)

How is such a person blessed? What does God do for the person who thinks of the well-being of other people, especially of the poor? Hear what else David said,

The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.
(Psalm 41:1–3)

When we consider the poor, God considers us when we are in a poor condition. Considering the poor does not prevent problems, for David did write that the one who considers the poor will come into a time of trouble, he will have enemies, and he will get sick. However, the Lord shall be with the one who considers the poor. If you help the poor, the Lord shall help you when adversity comes your way.

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