~Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
~ Acts 10:38 “You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”
Lend a Helping Hand Universally.
Lend a Helping Hand to Every Person.
~ Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.”
Lend a Helping Hand to Christians.
~ Mark 9:50 “Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
~ John 13:34 “ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
~ Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor . . .”
~ Romans 12:16 “Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.”
~ Romans 15:7 “Therefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Lend a Helping Hand to Strangers.
~ Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you . . .”
~ Luke 6:32-35 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.”
Lend A Helping Hand Persistently.
A Helping Hand overcomes Discouragement.
~ I Corinthians 15:58 “ Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
A Helping Hand focuses on the Goal.
~ Hebrews 12:1-3 “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
Lend a Helping Hand Positively.
Opportunities for Helping are Certain.
~ Ephesians 5:16 “. . . making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”
Opportunities for Helping are Uncertain.
~ Colossians 4:5 “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.”