Luke 3:11 ESV And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”
Proverbs 28:27 ESV Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
Matthew 25:35 ESV For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
We're all familiar with the command to feed the hungry. What I want to know is, is this command unconditional? What I mean is, are we to still provide food to those who are able to feed themselves, but won't, like someone who refuses to get a job when they could? How about those who already receive assistance of some kind, but do the wrong thing with it, like people who get welfare and buy cigarettes with it instead of food?
This comes to mind.....
2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
But it's written to the church. Should this verse then only be applied to those who are in Christ?