You are rich in faith in Christ and an heir of God’s kingdom.

You are rich in faith in Christ and an heir of God’s kingdom.

“He raises the poor [dal] from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap” (1Sam 2:8)

“Has God not chosen the poor [ptochos] of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” (Jm 2:5)

“Blessed are the poor [ptochos] in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:3)

“Blessed are you poor [ptochos], for yours is the kingdom of God.” (Lk 6:20)

“He delivers the poor [aniy] in their affliction, and opens their ears in oppression [lachats].” (Job 36:15)   – Elihu

“For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor [aniy] and your needy [ebyon], in your land.” (Deut 15:11)

“You shall not oppress [ashaq] a hired servant who is poor [aniy] and needy [ebyon], whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates.” (Deut 24:14)

“You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.” (Ps 68:10)

“He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.” (Ps 72:4)

“They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.” (Gal 2:10)

“He raises the poor [dal] out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap” (Ps 113:7)

Reading: 1Sam 1-3; Mk 13