“Why are not times of judgment kept by the Almighty,
and why do those who know him never see his days?
Some move landmarks;
they seize flocks and pasture them.
They drive away the donkey of the fatherless;
they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
They thrust the poor off the road;
the poor of the earth all hide themselves. Job 24:1-4.
While Job’s detractors try to ferret out his secret sin, he points out the obvious things that REAL wicked people appear to get away with. And it is interesting that both God and Job are sensitive to the plight of the poor. They both lump neglect of the poor with adultery and murder.
Here in America, we tend to excuse ourselves from helping the poor because they live in the land of opportunity. And it is true that if you are poor in America, you do have some explaining to do. But therein is the problem: ignorance of how the world works is the seed bed of poverty.
We who know how to plant and reap should share our wisdom with the ignorant. Knowledge really is power, and we possess great wealth that costs so little to give away.