James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Genesis 18:19  For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Psalms 82:3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.


The Rabbis teach that helping the poor and afflicted is likened to healing the sick. Helping those in sudden calamity even financial calamity is likened to raising the dead. The reason for this is like the sick, the poor or afflicted person cannot do many things for themselves and their lives are cut short. Many try to take advantage and abuse them further.

Those in calamity feel like they die every day and real help is like resurrection from death.

These teachings have been gleaned from across the breadth of Scripture and are accentuated in the New Testament.

If we view these Scriptures in this light our lives can be full of miracles daily. Having been on both sides of this as a living teaching I can attest to its truth.

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