The Poor in the Bible

is a blessed bouquet to Jesus

For you have the poor with you always, but Me [Jesus] you do not have always.  (Matthew 26:11 EMTV)

Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:  (Deuteronomy 24:14 KJV)

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?  (James 2:5 KJV)

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  (Romans 11:33 KJV)

The wisdom of God does not make sense to our human mind: He let the wicked Cain kill the faithful and obedient Abel, He knows the subhuman living condition of the poor, yet He does not make them rich. Nevertheless, Jesus cares so much for the poor that He stores great riches for those who believe in Him.

The poor exists to gage our love for God

Matthew 25:31-40 KJV

(31)  When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

(32)  And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

(33)  And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

(34)  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

(35)  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

(36)  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

(37)  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

(38)  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

(39)  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

(40)  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

So, do we have a way to treat God, far away in Heaven? Yes, by treating His ambassadors who are the poors among us.

If there is a needy one among you, one of your brothers inside any of your gates in your land which Jehovah your God is giving to you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your needy brother. (Deuteronomy 15:7 KJ3)

Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go, sell all that you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me."  (Mark 10:21 EMTV)

Luke 14:12-14 EMTV

(12)  Then He also said to him who invited Him, "When you give a dinner or a supper, do not call your friends, nor your brothers, nor your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid.

(13)  But whenever you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind;

(14)  and you will be blessed, because they do not have anything to repay you; for it will be repaid to you in the resurrection of the just."

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  (Luke 4:18 KJV)

Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?  (James 2:5 KJV)

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.  (1 Samuel 2:8 KJV)

You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor one in his lawsuit. (Exodus 23:6 KJ3)