Grudem on Poverty

Poverty is caused by the Fall. Fall marred the heart and patterns of man that was supposed to empower him to make the earth fruitful (Gen.1L28). There is only one effective solution to poverty: A Biblical View of Work.

This view moves the kingdom of thorns. Thorns can only be solved when the Managers of creation are possessed by the Principles that move upward. A right view of work and life leads to true fulfillment and happiness.

Yes, there are instances that faithful men suffer from poverty, such as Job. But he bounced back later on. Scripture reveals that righteousness always lead to life and the rest (Matthew 6:33). It’s covenant-breaking that lead to downfall.