“But there will be no poor among you, for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess–if only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today.” ~Deut. 15:4-5
The commandment: to release every man his brother from their debts and indenture on the 7th year. But the 7th year of release never came. And the people abused each his brother, hardening their hearts to the Lord.
“For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.'” ~Deut. 15:11
He who has an ear, let him hear.