10 If you falter in times of trouble,
how small is your strength!
11 Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it.
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. -Psalms 18: 34
The Scripture tells us in the Book of James that believers must have compassion for the poor:
What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
In James we see a view of the rich that indicates that the rich often deprive the poor of justice: Read more