The Poor

Proverbs 14:31  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 4
He that oppresseth the poor -reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoreth Him hath mercy on the poor.
Here are two attitudes that we can have towards the poor. We can oppress (or despise) them, or we can show mercy and compassion. Showing mercy is automatic if we honor the Lord. That’s because we have His nature as Christians, and He showed mercy on the poor. Let’s be careful to reflect God’s love in our dealings with those that have little of this world’s goods. A kind word means a lot. Honor the poor. Christ died for them too.