Justice and Generosity: The Teaching of the Bible Concerning the Poor

Should the poverty that abounds in the world today be a concern for the average Christian, or is this a concern only for those with a special calling to minister to the poor? In this book author Kenneth R. Mitchell examines all that the Bible says about the poor by providing an exposition of all the passages of Scripture that address a concern for the poor. He begins by examining the many provisions for the poor in the Mosaic Law. He then continues through the Old Testament books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Prophets. He then examines carefully the concern for the poor in the ministry of Jesus, as well as the early church. The conclusion is overwhelming: Justice and generosity toward the poor is very much of a priority with God, and therefore ought to be very much of a priority in the life of His people.

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