As we read and study the Bible, and especially in the New Testament, we learn that we are to share what we have with the poor or less fortunate. It doesn't seen to be only the wealthy but all of the Body of Christ. If we have more than we need we are to share with those who are in need.
the United States of America we sometimes feel that because we pay taxes
and have a welfare system that this has relieved us of any farther obligation
to help those in need. After reading 1 John 3:17,18 how do you think
God would answer this?