Monday, December 3, 2012

The Truly Righteous Always Promote Justice

Any way you read it....
Proverbs 29:7 NIV -- The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
Proverbs 29:7 NASB -- The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.
Proverbs 29:7 CEV -- The wicked don't care about the rights of the poor, but good people do.
Proverbs 29:7 KJV The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
Proverbs 29:7 The Message -- The good-hearted understand what it's like to be poor; the hardhearted haven't the faintest idea.
Proverbs 29:7 NRSV -- The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding.
Proverbs 29:7 NLT -- The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all.
There is no state in America where a single parent with a child can afford the rent of a two bedroom house or apartment on a minimum wage salary. Yet most of the members of Congress who are fighting so hard to keep the minimum wage where is has been for over 20 years purport to be Christians. What version of the Bible do they read? I can find no justification in Scripture for their stance on the issue of a living wage. Corporate lobbyists who donate millions of dollars a year to the reelection campaigns of Representatives and Senators have successfully kept the minimum wage stagnate while CEO and congressional salaries have climbed steeply. Jesus famously warned in Matthew 6:24 that you cannot serve both God and Mammon (money), you either serve one or the other. It seems to me that many in Congress have made their choice.

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