Posted by: richardpowell2013 | January 21, 2014

Help Even the Unrighteous Poor

Great article on serving others!

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Note from the editor: This blog post by Joel Brooks originally appeared here at The Gospel Coalition January 16, 2011.

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My office is located in one of the poorer areas in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Even as I am writing this, outside my window I can see two prostitutes standing across the street outside a hotel and a homeless man pushing a grocery cart full of cans. Confronted with scenes like this on a daily basis has made me think a lot about Jesus’ call to serve the least of these. What should this look like in my life? Over the years, I have far more failures than successes when it comes reaching out to these people.

It might not be easy, but our call to help the poor is a scriptural mandate that few would argue against. Deuteronomy 15:7-8 says:

If among you, one of your brothers…

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