The Apostle James states God’s love for the poor. “Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you [in contrast] have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court? Do they not blaspheme the fair name by which you have been called” (Jas 2:5-7)? Jesus quotes the prophet Isaiah that He was sent to the poor. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor” (Luk 4:18 & Isa 61:1).