(Proverbs 29:7 KJV) The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
I would venture to guess that most of us do not hang around really high class restaurants. By that I mean the ones with the ridiculously high prices. For me the most expensive experience I have had is a steak house called Flemings. I don’t think it is at the top of the scale, just the highest I have been to. Generally the steak, usually a la carte, is at least $50.00.
As I said, I don’t frequent these places but I realized one thing as I was reading this verse today: I have yet to see panhandlers around the expensive restaurants. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the price, the fewer the beggars. I think one of the reasons is that Bible believing Christians tend to be more frugal with their money than the rich and famous. At the same time they have read verses like this and realize that they are called to share what they have. That makes them better targets.
So? Next time someone asks you for a buck, rejoice. They recognize that your heart is more open to their situation. It may not be the way you want to be recognized but there it is.