(Proverbs 28:27 KJV) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
We have just come through the Salvation Army Bell Ringer Season. A few Grinch Stores banned them but I still saw them around. I have a hard time walking by one of their kettles without putting something in. That is because I believe they are a worthy cause.
The believer “gives” (5414) to the “poor” (7326). This is an assumption. Being generous is one of the traits of a Christian. Sharing should be second nature.
My only qualification would be to try to discern who is really poor. Look for what used to be called the “worthy” poor. They are usually hard to find because they are not standing on street corners with their hand out. I don’t qualify giving to excuse us from helping. There are plenty of genuinely needy around. I am just saying that unless your resources are unlimited try to put what you have to the best use.
So? Give. Share. Help. And not just at Christmas time.