Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
People can be poor not just financially, but also in health, mind and sometimes are just doing poorly in life. As is he who is helpless, weak, sick or someone going through dire hardships. The Bible calls us to ‘consider’ these, meaning, think carefully about, take notice of and contemplate how you can reflect Christ. Remember 2 Cor.8:9 – Being rich, Christ treated us with undeserved grace and became poor, so that we may be enriched.
Christ always treated us with compassion and calls us to do the same. When we witness someone struggling in life, we are to hold them up in prayer and prudently assess what we can do for them. Not judge, nor condemn, lest such affliction fall upon our own lives; for the Lord is faithful to liberate, establish and keep them.
But our blessing is in this: when we pay attention to those distressed, the Lord is far more attentive to deliver and rescue us in our times of trouble. He has promised to sustain, refresh and strengthen us even in our most painful sufferings and turn, change and transform our very sicknesses. Lets ask the Lord to increase in us, that our spirits would be more sensitive to the lesser privileged. May He give us the wisdom and direction to bless their lives that we would in turn be blessed. In Jesus’ name!