Leviticus 25:25-28: Poverty

With fifty years to sell your work,
Or fifty years to buy more land,
That you may come back to your own,
And balance skillfulness of hand.
So never in your riches trust,
Or forced to endless servitude,
The Lord will bless the faithful hand,
And rich and poor He will renew.

And look out for your brother’s needs,
Redeem him from his servile state,
Reclaim the means he needs to work,
That he may still his wages make,
If God has blessed you with your wealth,
When brothers in the faith have needs,
It is God’s wealth, so mirror Him,
And use His money to redeem.

And treat the poor with honesty,
And help the ones God brings your way,
And help them stay accountable:
Relationships poverty stays.
Take no advantage of the weak,
Disciple them that they succeed.
Remember you are weak in sin,
Yet Jesus still chose to redeem.

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