Sell what you have and give to the poor

Many of us Christians wonder how much money we should give money to poor people. The Lord Jesus provides a very clear answer.



A young man asks the Lord Jesus how to get eternal life. He replies:

Matthew 19:21Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Do you give money to poor people? The Old Testament people do. They are marked by their generosity to the poor.

When we are generous to poor people, we are obeying a command of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you want to grow as a disciple? Allow yourself to give more to poor people!


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