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                              Remember the Poor

                        Then God Remembers You

          Assurance of God’s Help and a Plea for Healing



     A Psalm of David

1 Blessed is the one who considers the poor![a]    In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;

2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;    he is called blessed in the land;    you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.

3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; . . .  (MSG Bible)  


Many times, we want God to help us—remember us—bless us—be there for us in the time of trouble and He will because He has made provisions in His Word to meet all our needs according to His riches in glory. He has also given us some additional conditions that will ensure our continuous blessings if we meet His. One of them is found in Psalm 41—A Psalm of David. One of the key principals to being blessed in your home, in your work, in your businesses is to give to the poor—the downtrodden—those who are struggling in some way. Many of us have been there and to this day are grateful for the people who remembered us. The saying, what you make happen for others; God will make happen for you is true—God is faithful, and His Word is true…Galatians 6:2 reads, Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Further…And let us not be weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (6:9) Do not give up; join the “happy people” and consider the poor, then be delivered in the day of trouble. Then, enjoy long life and God’s protection—then be saved from your enemies and be healed. Hallelujah! These are promises from our Covenant keeping Father! Remember, whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deeds.  (Proverbs 19:17, ESV) The lyric of the song is true…You can’t beat God’s giving—no matter how you try—but try for He assures… you will be happy, protected, healed and blessed! Isn’t that good news!