“For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.”
–Jesus (Matthew 6:21)
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12-Days of Christmas #9 — Download here
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“He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.”
–Proverbs 19:17 NKJV
Today, for Day #9 of our 12-Days of Christmas Bible Study, we’re focusing on POVERTY and POSSESSIONS. What does God have to say about material blessings and what does God’s Word teach us about giving to the poor and helping the needy?
31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker,
But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.
7 If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs.
I Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
To set them among princes
And make them inherit the throne of glory.
Verses about how the Virtuous Woman in Proverbs 31 helped the poor:
Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
9 Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.
She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
An ONLINE Christmas Bible study
Dare to Rejoice . . .
WITH: Ann Dunagan
LENGTH: 20 minutes
TODAY’S CHRISTMAS THEME:
Poverty and Possessions
Today’s Bible verses: Matthew 6:19-21, Leviticus 5:6-8, Luke 221-24, Deuteronomy 10:16-19, Deuteronomy 15:7-8, I Samuel 2:8, Proverbs 14:31, Proverbs 19:17, Proverbs 31:8-9, Proverbs 31:20, Example of Ruth, Naomi (who were poor) and Boaz (who was rich) from the Old Testament book of Ruth, Jesus’ story of the Rich Young Ruler from Luke 18:18-23
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12-Days of Christmas #9
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Does your family have any Christmas traditions to remember the poor at Christmas time?