December 14, 2021

God Remembers The Poor

In our Psalms today, we find that while the poor and downtrodden might be forgotten by everyone else, God looks out of those who are less fortunate:

Psa 9:18  For the needy will not always be forgotten, Nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.

No one has any problem remembering the rich and famous people of the world.  Those who have amassed earthly achievements are what we called a  “household names” the world celebrates people who have money and fame, their are books written about them, photographers who follow them, and buildings named after them.  

However, no one knows the name of the poor person who is trying to make ends meet, the lower classes are seemingly forgotten, because humanity doesn’t really care about them.  

While the world seemingly doesn’t pay attention to those who aren’t “Big ballers”. God remembers them, today’s Word tells us that while the poor get ripped off by the world, God looks favorably on the poor.  God also looks favorable on those who help others who aren’t so well off as Proverbs 19:17 points out — Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

God also sent His Son Jesus into the world, and Jesus was basically a poor man by human standards, He was born in a feeding trough that animals ate out of, that’s what a manger was called back then.  There was no pomp and circumstance or big parades for the Creator of the Universe when He entered time in the form of a human.  Surely God could have made Jesus bigger than Herod, but the entire testimony of Jesus should give us an idea of what the Triune God thinks about worldly wealth and fame, none of that matters in the grand scheme of things because in the end God will elevate the humble and bring down the proud and as today’s Psalms points out, those who are poor won’t find justice or compassion in the world, but they most certainly will through the Lord.  

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