1 John 3:17
17But whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him?
Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage
Arthur T. Pierson delighted in being the answer to the prayers of others, he was happy to be God's messenger in a time of dire need. In times of plenty or few, he gave joyfully, to meet the needs of others.
By Canoe and Dog Train The Adventures of Sharing the Gospel with Canadian Indians Egerton Ryerson Young
The demise of Samuel Papanekis left Nancy, his wife, and their children; poor and destitute. When a community of Christian Canadian-Indians learnt about her condition, their own poverty not withstanding; they gave generously to make life more comfortable for Nancy and her children.
George Müller devoted his life to giving for the needy and taking care of destitute children. Even at the evening of his life; after giving up so much of his money for the benefit of others, Mr. Müller counted it an honour to be so used by God, and declared joyfully, "I am not the least tired of this way".
Given the challenge of a paucity of funds, Hudson Taylor wrote in December, to a colaborer of his to brace up and take austere measures, like he personally had, and pray to God to send supply for His work. On new year's eve, the Lord, through George Müller, reached them with a cheering and unexpected token.
Rees Howells was instructed by the Lord to give to a poor man whose rent was due for payment by two years. After initially hesitating, he obeys the Lord and was consequently flooded with so great a joy that he could not contain.
Rees Howells obeyed the Holy Spirit and gave more than he was willing to give to a community of needy people. Driven by the love of God, he became "the first sufferer" for the people; always placing their needs above his.