Scripture Passages That Guide the Work of Habitat for Humanity
Mathew 25:40 The Kind will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
Exodus 22:25 If you lean money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.
Deuteronomy 14:22 Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.
1 John 3:16-18 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action.
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Luke 3:11 He who has two coats, let him share with him who has none.
Acts 20:35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said, “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily good. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing, perfect will.
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.
Matthew 3:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Galatians 5:14 The entire law is summed up in a single command… Love your neighbor as yourself.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: Faith, Hope & Love. But the greatest of these is love.