One writer living among the wealthy says some of them are drug addicts, promiscuous, and lazy, while hypocritically condemning the poor for such things. He says the only difference is that the wealthy can keep their faults hidden and the poor cannot. Long ago, God through His prophets lashed out at the wealthy that condemned and mistreated the poor. We read this in Amos chapter 5 “You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the oppressed. You treat the righteous like dirt.” “How you hate honest judges! How you despise people who tell the truth! You trample the poor, stealing their grain through taxes and unfair rent.” God goes on to say, “I know the vast number of your sins and the depth of your rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.” Today, as in the days of long ago, God frowns on injustice toward the poor, foreigners, ethnic groups, and the marginalized. God, today, calls His people to be models for the rest of society—models in the way we live and treat others.

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