Mankind has established a system that breeds injustice. Wealth sucks money from the poor. Those with money enjoy luxury whilst those without struggle to survive.
God is not like that. He is just and fair. The Apostle Peter writes, “This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of God”. Faith is available to all, rich or poor.
God is fair. “He gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” In God’s kingdom, rich and poor are treated fairly.
God is just. In God’s kingdom rich and poor will receive the justice they deserve.
The poor will receive justice for suffering under the unfair economic system of this world. But the actions of the rich sustain that system.
It is so ingrained in our culture to maximise our income that we forget that the more we gain we gain the more someone else loses. Let’s remember.
Let’s question each financial decision to make sure it will reduce the unfairness of the system: Does it move money from the poor to the rich, or does it help the poor?
“Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!”
It is hard to go against the flow, but if we choose to reinforce an unfair monetary system, why should we expect to escape justice?