Should you give a beggar you pass on the street money? People seem to want there to be a yes or no answer to the question. Maybe for some people there is. Personally, I think trying to answer this question with a “yes” or a “no” is ridiculous.
It seems to me that people are wandering around blindly doing “good deeds.”
Their attempt to check off the community service/good deeds box. It reminds me of a childhood birthday party game. You blindfold each child and spin them in circles. Then they walk with their hands in front of them as if they are the living dead. The goal is to pin a tail on a donkey.
The only way to determine what job God has placed you on this earth to do is to seek God. Seek a personal relationship with Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Without being whole first, I do not see how one’s path can be clear. No two people are alike or can offer the same gifts.
At various times, I feel, hear, see, understand, and smell the presence of heaven guiding me. Sometimes I feel the Spirit move me and I give a street beggar money or a meal. Other times I do not feel moved to action.
So, my answer to the question, “Should you give a street beggar money?” “What moves you to respond?” Seek the Spirit, become whole, and SEE first. It’s much easier to hit the target when you remove the blindfold and you are pointing in the right direction.
“But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another the word of knowledge according to the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit, and to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit,
and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.”
For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, “so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually member one of another. having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them:”