7 Bible Verses That Illustrate the Importance of Caring for Others

(Photo: Joe Alblas)Jesus after the resurrection in The History Channel's "The Bible" on Sunday, March 31, 2013.

At the core of Christianity is caring for one another. By having a heart that cares, it shows that we are seeking to be like Jesus. As you read through pages in the gospel, you can see the amount of love Jesus showed for everyone.

No matter where Jesus went, he showed love and compassion for all the people that he met. It is very important as Christians that we follow in the footsteps of the Lord and love all the people we encounter with.

Below are 7 Bible verses that illustrate why it is important we care for others:

Exodus 17:12 - But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Deuteronomy 15:11 - For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.'

Psalms 30:2 - O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

Isaiah 53:4-5 - Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

Jeremiah 30:17 - For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the LORD, because they have called you an outcast: 'It is Zion, for whom no one cares!'

Ezekiel 34:16 - I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.

Matthew 5:4-5 - "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."