Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
God blesses and makes happy those who consider the poor. What poverty should most move you—economic poverty or spiritual poverty. We should hurt for them. We should desire to see many people have help in their poverty.
But more so we should be concerned about the amount of spiritual light that they have. Do they have a Bible, a preacher, a church, a spiritual heritage, etc?
If a man is poor economically he might still go to heaven. Having money is not evidence of God’s blessing. We get that in Luke 16 when we see that the rich man goes to hell. I think the emphasis was on showing us how confused we get by financial affairs.
We think that the rich are blessed and the poor not! Obviously the poor in this story goes to heaven and the rich goes to Hell.
So real riches is knowing Jesus!