Why are the poor poor? Why are the rich rich?
From a Kingdom of God perspective, this should not be. I'm not suggesting that everyone should have the same amount of money, but I am suggesting that no one should go hungry or thirsty, without clothes or shelter. Check out Deuteronomy 15.
there should be no poor among youThere will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land.
I've heard people use the statement that there will always be poor people as an excuse to do nothing. Apparently none of them read the rest of the verse.