then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.
If you do away with
the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and
if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched
land and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Now it seems to me that the first step in satisfying these conditions is to identify who are the oppressed and hungry. Beware of directing your efforts and resources towards those who are not really oppressed or hungry, for by doing so you take away resources that could have been directed to such people. "He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich— both come to poverty."Pr 22:16 So also you take away potential relief for the distressed if you yourself become an unncessary burden to others. For example I would personally be uncomfortable being a full-time Christian minister supported by others. For first of all I would not be generating income to help the oppressed and secondly I would be taking income from others which could have been directed to the oppressed. It is more blessed to give than it is to receive. Now there are plenty of oppressed people in the world. But if God measures by degree then I think we should be particularly sensitive to those in the Third World. And allow me to suggest some Charities.
Furthermore besides meeting the physical needs of the oppressed there are also those who are spiritually oppressed and spiritually hungry. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."Mt 5:6 However once again just as the affluent are not generally physically oppressed, neither are they generally spiritually hungry. Rather there has been a predominance of spiritual apathy as I see it among such people. Thus again I would say that if you're trying to meet these conditions then the place to direct your efforts and resources is primarily Third World missions.
1. In terms of reputation you will be viewed as a righeous person
2. God will bring healing of sorts. Such healing might be a healing of relationships, or a physical/material healing, or a spiritual healing overcoming some sin you've been enslaved to.
3. The Lord will listen to you and answer your prayers. You get special attention.
1Pe 3:12 "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."4. God will guide you.
2Cor 9:10,11 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.6. God will use you to build His Kingdom
If these are the kind of things you would like, then remember that they are conditioned upon the generosity you show to the oppressed.