Ron Sider in Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger:
God's concern for the poor is astonishing and boundless. At the pivotal points of revelation history, Yahweh was at work liberating the oppressed. We can only begin to fathom the depth of his identification with the poor disclosed in the Incarnation ... His passion for justice compels Him to obliterate rich societies and individuals that oppress the poor and neglect the needy. Consequently, God's people - if they are indeed His people - follow in the footsteps of the God of the poor.