Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need. Proverbs 21:13
is such a strong contempt for the poor, in part encouraged by the
Objectivist writings of the Russian atheist, Ayn Rand, which feature,
among other things, socially acceptable selfishness.
the Bible is the Word of God to His people, then it would follow that
concern for the poor is something that should be a part of daily life.
Of course, that's a pretty big "if" because we all know that many do not believe that the Bible is the ultimate authority.
If concern for the poor isn't a part of everyday thinking, the writer of Proverbs indicated "what goes around, comes around"...
iow, when the tables are turned & we are in need, whether that is
financially, spiritually, emotionally, or psychologically, we will be
Ms Rand passed away in the early 1980's.
I wonder what she would say to us today if she could speak?