Poverty is one of the greatest ills in the world. It is unfortunate to be poor. “Poor people are slaves of the rich” (Proverbs 22:7).
“Even the relatives of a poor person have no use for him…” (Proverbs 19:7). Poverty means living a wretched life; suffering; living in stress. It can lead to death.
What causes poverty?
“Being lazy will make you poor, but hard work will make you rich.” You must work hard to be rich. But watch out for easy or ill-gotten wealth. It can bring your downfall. It is better to be poor than to be rich through dishonest means.
If you become rich, do not forget the poor people of the world. Think of how you can help them.