As Christians we should be concerned about the poor because Jesus has a heart for the poor. He has commissioned believers to preach, heal, and deliver the oppressed. Furthermore, Jesus identified with the poor and stated that what we do for the poor we are directly doing for Him. God very clearly states in His Word what we are called to do as believers and followers of Him. Below are some key points and Scriptural examples supporting how and why Christians are obligated to care for the poor.