25 The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
— Proverbs 11:25 NLT
From the Old Testament to the New Testament, we are encouraged (if not commanded) to help those around us who are in need. In the Old Testament, the harvesters of the crops were to leave any of the grain that was dropped for the poor and needy. They were also instructed not to glean the corners of the fields. They were also supposed to leave clusters of the fruit on the vine for the poor to pick. In the New Testament, Jesus tells us that those who help the poor and needy, visit the sick and in prison in His Name will be blessed. If a needy person comes to our door and asks for food and we have food in the house, we are never to send that person away hungry. Whatever we give up for Jesus and the sake of the Gospel brings hundred-fold blessing here on earth and eternal life in the age to come. It is truly the win-win situation of all times.