Serving the Least, the Lost, and the Lonely

There are literally hundreds of Scripture references that talk about the poor, the widow, and the orphans. My challenge is simply this: find the references in the Bible, read them in the context they are intended, and do something with what you hear from the Spirit.

My suggestion is to simply meditate on one verse at a time; just one phrase. Pray that the Spirit will reveal to you the truth of His message, speak that reality into your life this very day, and give you the wisdom and ability to do something about whatever He brings to mind.

Your response might prompt you to send a text message, make a phone call, visit someone, or write a song. Whatever the case, listen quietly, then take action.

My goal is to provide a number of posts to launch from this page to guide your time with the Father. My prayer is this will help you see how serving those in need is more than just a good thing to do — it is mandated in Scripture, honored by the Father, and demonstrated in how Jesus conducted His earthly ministry.

Jump to 8:57 for a key concept:

If you think you have a relationship with [God] and you don’t have a relationship with the poor and the oppressed, you’re mistaken. If you don’t have a relationship with the poor and the oppressed, you don’t really have a relationship with me.

References to Consider

Follow the links below. Comment on the post if you feel so inclined, but most importantly, invest time considering how you should consider the least, the lost, and the lonely.

  1. My ReligionJames 1:26-27
  2. The Poor Will Always Be With You: Be OpenhandedDeuteronomy 15:11
  3. Practice HospitalityRomans 12:13
  4. Dishonoring the PoorJames 2:5-6a
  5. Oppressing the PoorZechariah 7:9-10
  6. Embracing the OutcastsMark 2:17
  7. Serving those in Need: Holy ResponsibilityJob 31:13-23
  8. Learn to do rightIsaiah 1:17
  9. God will never forget the needyPsalm 9:18
  10. Show Love by Giving to Others1 John 3:17
  11. Be blessed: Invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blindLuke 14:13-14
  12. Spend Yourself on Those In NeedIsaiah 58:9b-11
  13. Remember the PoorGalatians 2:10
  14. Be Kind to the NeedyProverbs 14:21, 14:31, 19:17
  15. My Help and My DelivererPsalm 40:17, 70:5
  16. Defend the Weak and the FatherlessPsalm 82:3-4
  17. Serve in SecretMatthew 6:1-4
  18. Pray With Those in Need1 Timothy 2:1-6
  19. Seeing JesusPsalm 103
  20. A Contemporary ParableJames 2:14-17
  21. I’m thankful for those who serve so wellExodus 22:22,23:6
  22. The Year of the Lord’s FavorIsaiah 61:1-3, Luke 4:18-19
  23. Giving Presents of Food to One Another and Gifts to the PoorEsther 9:20-22
  24. Hannah’s Prayer1 Samuel 2:7-8
  25. My Brother’s KeeperGenesis 4:9
  26. Seeing People with God’s EyesMatthew 5:3-4, 6:3-4, 7:1-2
  27. Time to Grow Up1 Peter 2:1-12
  28. When Leaders PrayPsalm 72:12-14
  29. Moving from Spectator to Participant: How The LOT Project Changed Me1 Peter 4:7-10
  30. Why Serve? Deuteronomy 7:6
  31. Greatest Love John 15:13
  32. Not So With You Matthew 20:25-28
  33. Neighboring: The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37



Thoughts about serving others

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Let the Word evoke words. May your life encourage lives.