Wednesday’s Word

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble Psalm 41:1).
The “poor” could be translated: helpless or powerless. It would appear that these individuals could not help themselves or anyone else. Why then should they be considered; why should time and effort be expended on them; why should they be helped?
We (everyone) should remember we were the helpless, powerless one; we (everyone) should remember that without Christ we are helpless, powerless; we (everyone) should remember that without Christ we are dead in our sins; we (everyone) should remember that without Christ we have no hope; we (everyone) should remember that without Christ we have no power with which to be saved.
Perhaps, no characteristic in our lives is more godly than love for those who are destitute. When we were helpless and powerless, God loved us; when we were enemies of God, Christ died for us. If we will be Christ like, then we will “consider” the poor.
Jesus ate with those rejected by others; Jesus touched those repelled by others; Jesus talked with those overlooked by others; Jesus loved those despised by others. We will never be like Christ if we fail to consider the poor.
Remember: no man is more poor than he who does not know Christ. Let us take Christ to the world.