Grapho : Concordia Seminary Student Journal

Document Type

Practical Theology


israel, Yahweh, holiness, sojourner, mercy, moses, poverty, boaz, gleanings

Submission Type

Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


As he wrote, spoke, and marched in the name of civil rights, Martin Luther King Jr. constantly addressed the issue of poverty. It was his opinion that equal rights can never be fully realized until poverty and financial inequality are eliminated. Toward the end of his 1967 Southern Christian Leadership Conference Presidential Address, King said: “[L]et us go out with a divine dissatisfaction. Let us be dissatisfied until America will no longer have a high blood pressure of creeds and an anemia of deeds. Let us be dissatisfied until the tragic walls that separate the outer city of wealth and comfort and the inner city of poverty and despair shall be crushed by the battering rams of the forces of justice.”1


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-10; Amos 8:4,7–8; Luke 1:53; Exodus 32:7–14; Exodus 20:19; Exodus 3:8; Deuteronomy 7:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8-9; Exodus 34:6; Ruth 2:1–7; Ruth 4:13–22; 1 Peter 1:14–16; Psalm 68:5; Deuteronomy 26:5; Isaiah 53:2; Micah 5:2; John 1:46; John 6:42; Deuteronomy 20:23; 1 Corinthians 1:27–28; Romans 5:8; Psalm 68:1–10;

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Submission Audience

Laity; Ministers; Scholars