We are all in need of a little support. The Bible gives clear instructions on how to support each other. You can help someone by giving of your time or simply offering a helping hand. Give a hug to someone who’s hurting. Use your imagination and make a difference today. Feel free to use these inspirational Bible verses for a letter, a note or an email.
1 John 3:16-18
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
Judas and Silas, who themselves were prophets, said much to encourage and strengthen the brothers.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
” ‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus,
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
1 Chronicles 29:13-14
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously;
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.
2 Corinthians 9:10-12
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.
if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage each other with these words.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
2 Corinthians 9:6
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
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Source: Holy Bible, New International Version