5447 poverty, causes of
To want for the necessities of life is ultimately the result of human sin.
Poverty arises from human sin
Ge 3:17-19 Compare this with the description of Eden in Ge 2:9-14.
Causes of poverty
Rash promises bring poverty Pr 22:26-27
Debt brings poverty Mt 18:23-25
Neglect of God’s work brings poverty Hag 1:9
Misfortune brings poverty Job 1:13-21 These trials were inflicted by Satan but allowed by God as a test of Job’s faith.
Poverty affects good as well as evil people
Jesus Christ was poor Mt 8:20
Results of poverty
Poverty results in ruin Pr 10:15
Poverty results in misery Pr 31:7
Jesus Christ’s example of voluntary poverty 2Co 8:9
Voluntary poverty commanded of some Mt 19:21-22 Jesus Christ did not say this to everyone.
Voluntary poverty experienced by others See also Heb 10:34
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