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Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
Here the wiseman is very direct in reminding us that any individual who oppresses, or makes trouble for, or looks down on a man or a woman who is poor and needy might as well shake their fist in the face of the Almighty! On the other hand, King Solomon tells us that in being kind and even generous to those in need, we are showing honor to our Heavenly Father.
Many years ago, I wrote in my bible these two words next to this verse, “My Promise.” When I read this passage as a young man, I decided that I would spend my life helping those in need. I’m not necessarily a good person, but at least I found my purpose next to this verse. Anyone can help those who have tremendous resources, and when they do, they are often looked upon as helping that person for what that person can do for them. When you help those in need, most people don’t care one way or another because when they see you helping them, they think, “Oh, your with THEM!” And yes, it’s been my great joy to be with “THEM,” all these years. Whether it has been in hundreds upon hundreds of high schools throughout this country or the great urban centers of my nation, I’ve been blessed to be with “THEM!” And by the way, God has kept “My Promise,” that he made thousands of years ago. Because of it, “I’m Good.”
Thank you for keeping “My Promise” to me. When I didn’t think I could make it boom, you have always shown up. Over and over again, you have been my total supply. Amen