Blessed is the one who considers the poor (weak)! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him Psalm 41:1
Sometimes I am a two year old when I read Scripture – I ask, “Why? Why would God particularly deliver those in trouble who had compassion for the poor and weak? Is it because they are better, holier, or more pure in motive? Does that mean that God plays favorites? That’s not what I believe. We can’t work our way into God’s favor, or into Heaven. So what does the Psalmist mean?
I think it is the attitude of the person that reigns true. When we consider those less fortunate than ourselves, we are stepping out of our own egos. We take on an attitude of servitude. Instead of spending our waking hours on boosting ourselves up in everyone’s sight, we don’t mind stooping down to help someone else up. Charitable giving means giving of oneself.
That opens us up to receiving help from God. Our attitude is that we too, are often weak and poor, so we need help in times of trouble. We forgo our “I can do it myself” mode and seek God’s hand. We know from where comes our help , it comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.(Psalm 121:1-2) We have removed the speck in our neighbor’s eye because we know about the log in ours. And most likely, we have already called upon God to help us in how we can best assist that poor and weak person, so we know He will be there for us as well.
A heart that is open to helping others is softened to receive help from God.