Proverbs 24:11-12 A lack of concern and care for those in need is dangerous
For several years I helped high school athletes attain scholarships and other aid for college. By far, the most valuable information given to these young people had to do with character development. This may seem strange, I always encouraged these athletes to find and help someone in need! Not only does this help to produce self-esteem, but comes with many intangible benefits. Religious leaders in Jesus' day asked Him, "What is the greatest commandment?". Jesus' answer also included the second greatest commandment, "Love thy neighbor...". When we refuse to consider and care for others, people may not notice it, BUT this proverb teaches us that God does. This is good news for those who choose to help others in need and a warning for those who only pursue that which benefits themselves.