Sell what you have and give to the poor

Many of us Christians wonder how much money we should give money to poor people. The Lord Jesus provides a very clear answer.

A young man asks the Lord Jesus how to get eternal life. He replies:

Matthew 19:21Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Do you give money to poor people? The Old Testament people do. They are marked by their generosity to the poor.

When we are generous to the poor, we are obeying a command of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you want to grow as a disciple? Allow yourself to give more to poor people!



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Author: Todd Van Natta

I was given a great gift. It is to be passionate about Jesus Christ and the Bible and the spiritual life. I am a Christian believer. I believe in Jesus Christ. I’m in love with Jesus! I believe the Bible. I love the Bible. For decades, I've been reading it cover-to-cover, again and again and again. I’ve memorized a whole lot of Bible verses. Most of all, I want the Bible to help us fall more deeply in love with God the Father, with Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, with other people, and with ourselves. And I've been reading the great writings from the entire Christian heritage for decades. At Explore the Faith, I share what I have discovered.

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