I know a lady who was helping another lady. She loaned or gave her hundreds of dollars to get her into an apartment, as she was previously living in her car. Her health declined and she died a couple days ago. Now the woman is upset because she isn't going to get her money back. She said, “I am not ever going to help anyone again.” She went on to say she was a sucker and she felt stupid. She told me how she had talked to the woman’s son who came from his home for the funeral, in hopes of trying to get some of her money back. He told her she was stupid to give his mother any money, as she just frittered it away on buying antiques or something like that. He said she was a hoarder and they had cut her off years ago. Having said that he's now back where he lives, with the certificate of his mother's death and the insurance payment. I told her she did what the Lord told us to do. It doesn't matter what the person we give to does or doesn't do. That's on them. We obey the Lord's commandments:
Luk 6:30 - 34 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
I know most of us have been subjected to the Commandments of the Lord being twisted and distorted our entire lives, but they really do mean what He said they mean. Anytime you hear someone trying to explain away the clear and simple truths of the Lord's Commandments, be on guard. If you follow their take on them, you too will be conforming His Word to the flesh as they do. You are on your way to worshiping the god of this world and leaving your first love behind. God forbid.
We've all heard people who claim to be Christians say “We can't give them money, they'll just spend it on booze or drugs.” or “We have to be good stewards of what God has given us.” I tell you that there are no qualifying statements to the Lord's Commandments. Simply obey. Every time you hear such things, it is man trying to justify the works of the flesh and his disobedience to the Lord. Simply obey and do the will of the Lord, not the works of Satan. Give to all who ask of you. Period. No if, ands, or buts. Simple. Obey His commandments and you will be blessed.
Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Joh 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.