According to the book of Deuteronomy, poverty is a curse, not a blessing. If poverty is a curse, the case for limited government is stronger than ever and the need to cut extraneous government programs and balance the budget is undoubtedly the right thing to do ASAP. When we continue to promote these social programs, not only are we running up debt, but we are also interfering with The Lord’s work, denying America, the greatest country in the world, blessings.
If we look at Deuteronomy 28:15, God said poverty and lack is a curse which is to come upon the people who failed to keep His commandments and His statutes. Further evidence is apparent in Romans 3:23, The curse of poverty should come upon all of us, Christians and Jews [and others] alike, because all of us have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Ever max out a credit card, go through the stress of paying it off and messing up your credit rating? Long before Visa and Master Card were a gleam in the eye of any financial institution, scripture, particularly in Deuteronomy defines this as an original sin called usury, and in The Old Testament, those who commit usury could not inherit the Kingdom of God. Like all sins, it is forgivable if you have the appropriate relationship with God; in Christianity the pathway is the blood of Jesus.
In Deuteronomy 8:17-18: You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today. Like anything else, your money is the property of God, no matter how much or how little, and it is all left behind when earthly life ends and hopefully, we did the right thing and entered Heaven’s gate and graduated to the perfect life. Spend or use that money in a sinful way, God will punish you with the curse of poverty. Therefore, government handouts make our leaders the enablers to the sinners God is making examples for us. The Democrat party has been guilty of this since 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt insisted in creating these programs that replaced religion and God in our people.
The remedy is to replace entitlements with opportunities, balance the budget, and free the American people to give back to God and acquire his blessing to achieve The American Dream. Give a starving man a fish, he eats for one day. Give a starving man a fishing pole, he can eat for the rest of his life. This will allow the poor to fix their relationships with God, and overcome, glorify God, and receive The American Dream through his blessing. We can start by limiting the role of government in American society.