And whoever gives to one of these little ones [these who are humble in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water to drink because he is my disciple, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42 The Holy Bible Amplified Version
Do you notice that Christ says “because He is my disciple.”
He is not saying to give it to anyone nor everyone.
So many use this verse as a stepping stone for evangelizing to the unsaved which is wrong.
We see these scam artists using this to con folks into giving them money so they can help the poor children in say Africa. They give pennies on the dollar while pigging out on luxurious salaries for themselves.
Indeed when you give to help those people you are doing more harm than good. Because they are getting free food they have no incentive to work or practice birth control. The local farmers suffer because no one will purchase their produce which drives them into bankruptcy.
Now we are to help wisely by helping them start their own business and supporting it. By working to convince them to use birth control and supplying it to them.
As well, those that give of their time and or money, believing they are serving Christ are wrong. As Christians it is our duty to share the Gospel first.
If the people are receptive then we help, if not then move on.
It may seem cruel but why waste your time and resources on those who are not interested in their spiritual life when those who are will not have their needs met.
I have seen this numerous times in many years of missionary work. The only reason the folks come to the Bible meetings is to receive free food with no intention of coming to Christ. They walk away laughing at the naive Christians.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) bless this little sheep of Your that You guide me where my resources will be used providentially to expand Your kingdom and to help those whom You deem worthy of assistance.
I humbly request this in the name of He who helped the truly needy Jesus Christ. Amen
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah