If media is the only source we use to define the rich and poor then our definitions could become skewed compared to how the Bible describes the rich and the poor. Further, we must lean on Bible truths and principles - not the media or our own prejudices - to determine how we're supposed to deal with both groups of people. In Dr. Glenn Sunshine's new book, For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty, he examines poverty from a biblical perspective in an effort to better understand the biblical call to care for those who in different conditions of poverty, both material and spiritual. Here's an excerpt from his book:
At first glance, the Bible demonstrates that God cares about the poor and about how they are treated. Should we conclude from this that God is on the side of the poor and opposes the rich? This is a tempting conclusion, but is it supported by a careful reading of Scripture? Answering these questions requires determining what the Scriptures mean when they talk about the poor and the rich.
Who are the Rich?
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