31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
It can be hard to determine who are needy. A few years ago in our town, there was a man that made it hard for anyone that might really be needy. He stood at a corner day after day panhandling. Finally the news did a story. He had a nice home and truck. He didn’t have a job, but he took advantage of people’s generosity. Does that mean that we should stop giving? Or stop helping others? No, the truth is most people that ask for help need help. More often than not people don’t ask for help. Sometimes help is just a small hand. Anyone want to help me get my yard cleaned? I have some volunteer trees that need to go.