Poor and Needy.

But I am poor and needy; make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O Lord, do not delay. Psalm 70:5 NKJV.

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Needy, ‘ebyon, Strong’s # 34. One in need; a destitute, lacking or poor individual. In the Law, God required that the poor should be treated justly (Ex. 23:6). The prophets strongly condemned those who crush or oppress needy persons (Ezek. 22:29-31; Amos 4:1).

God is the special Protector of the needy (Isa. 25:4). Jesus announced, “The poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt.11:5). One of the earliest groups of Jewish followers of Jesus adopted the name “Ebionites” (‘ebyon-ites), that is, “The poor ones.”

For the Lord hears the poor, and does not despise His prisoners (Ps.69:33). Jesus’ ministry was to the poor and to the prisoners (Luke 4:18).

They delighted in the fact that their needy state prepared them to see the riches of the gospel and the treasure that is the Lord Jesus.

 

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Mar 17, 2014 @ 23:00:09

    Oh, can I relate to the psalmist here!

    Another nugget of truth.

    Thanks, Manny.

    Reply

  2. kingintraining
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 08:20:33

    Love this Manny – your last line is a prayer I pray regularly

    Reply

  3. Mannyr
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 15:02:50

    One of His many divine attributes at work in this mess we call Earth. I often reflect upon our Lord Jesus and His first miracle—water into wine. A need was presented and Jesus met it. His virtue shined through.

    Reply

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