Lesson 11 | Caring for the Poor

Even many people who have little or no familiarity with the Bible know that Jesus said we will always have the poor among us. Some have used this as an excuse to ignore the poor or to blame them for their own plight. Nothing could be further from the teachings of Jesus and His Word. Both the Old and New Testaments make it clear that we are not to oppress or stigmatize the poor, but to make every effort to make their lives better.