When and who?
I came across an interesting verse today in Psalm 9:18.
“For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.”
The implication seems to be clear. The needy and the poor are often forgotten and mistreated in this life, but there is coming a day when this will not be so. Notice that this verse says nothing about the spirituality of the poor person or to their relationship with God, it simply teaches that there is coming a day where the poor will receive justice. A parallel is the story of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich guy goes to hell and the poor man goes to Abraham’s bosom. In this story as well, nothing is mentioned about the poor man’s relationship with God nor to the virtue of the poor man. Here are my questions.
When will the poor receive justice? At the end of days? If so, who will be the beneficiaries?