What do you do when you see a poor beggar? Do you avoid making eye contact and walk quickly away? Do you justify that by thinking the beggar just doesn’t want to work? Do you know that for sure? Have you asked?
Proverbs 21:13 (KJV) Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Proverbs 28:27 (KJV) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Psalms 41:1 (KJV) Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.