What does the Bible say about helping those who Cannot help themselves?
Proverbs 31:8-9 (NIV) “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.
What makes someone an enemy?
“Enemy” is a strong word, and “emotions associated with the enemy would include anger, hatred, frustration, envy, jealousy, fear, distrust, and possibly grudging respect”. As a political concept, an enemy is likely to be met with hate, violence, battle and war. The opposite of an enemy is a friend or ally.
How do you treat your enemies?
“Your enemy” doesn’t just mean the enemy of your state, of course….I hope they can be of some use to you:
- Stop, breathe, detach yourself.
- Put yourself in their shoes.
- Seek to understand.
- Seek to accept.
- Forgive, and let the past go.
- Find something to love.
- See them as yourself, or a loved one.
- Find common ground.
Why is greed bad for the economy?
Greed encourages people to decide that their own share is too small. Greed influences the popular desire for GDP growth (more, faster), financial gains (higher house prices as a human right) and total economic security (guaranteed pension, come what may).
Why are humans so greedy?
Because, no matter how much it is decried, people are greedy: they all want more than they have, the more more the better. However, even a society that bans individual greed can suffer. It is greed that makes people want to do things, since they will be rewarded for their efforts.
What does the Bible say about those who persecute you?
The World English Bible translates the passage as: But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you, The Novum Testamentum Graece text is: ἐγὼ δὲ λέγω ὑμῖν, ἀγαπᾶτε τοὺς ἐχθροὺς ὑμῶν
Why should we not greedy?
Because greed & selfishness are directly counterproductive to the ends that they seek to create. We all seek satisfaction, happiness, well-being. Greed & selfishness create further cravings and mental agitations within us. The more we act on these, the more dissatisfied we become.
How does the Bible deal with enemies?
Romans 12:20 provides instruction: “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink.” Through the application of kindness, contact is maintained and an opportunity still exists to improve the relationship.
Who said God helps those who help themselves?
What does the Bible says about greed?
Luke 12:15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 1 Corinthians 6:10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.