“Blessed is he who considers the poor;
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.”
The idea behind the word here translated poor may include economic poverty, but it is broader.
i. “The poor intended, are such as are poor in substance, weak in bodily strength, despised in repute, and desponding in spirit. These are mostly avoided and frequently scorned.” (Spurgeon)
ii. “There are plenty around you, who, if not poor in the things of this world, are poor in love and hope and the knowledge of God.” (Meyer)
iii. Upon reflection, he who considers the poor – that is, the weak, helpless, and poor – is a broad measure of the righteous man or woman.
· He who considers the poor trusts God, willing to give from his own resources.
· He who considers the poor is kind to those in need.
· He who considers the poor helps those who likely will not help him in return.
· He who considers the poor has a generous heart.
· He who considers the poor gives for their good, not simply to make himself feel good.
iv. Considers: “Implies giving careful thought to this person’s situation, rather than helping half heartedly .”
There is a great deal involved when a Christian goes about doing good, but as stated… Gods blessings will be with those who do.
God Bless You All