One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, and He will repay him for his good deed (Proverbs 19:17).
One of the marks and a main characteristic of a follower of Christ is generosity; being generous to the poor, the needy, the widow, and the orphan. As we are gracious, helpful and giving “to a poor man”, we are actually lending to God Himself! We are, in a sense, banking in heaven with God Himself repaying us for any and every act of “graciousness” to the poor. Banks fail, but not the Bank of Glory! The Good Samaritan gave his time and money to help someone in need. After Jesus told this story, He said, “Go and do the same” (Luke 10:37)."