One of the things God hates most is pride, and this disqualifies many people because God cannot use the proud. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)
A poor person is constantly caused by his conditions to be humble, yes his humbleness might not genuine but God is willing to take a risk in order to find out. Many who are rich or who think are rich have a tendency of oppressing others and ignoring God. It is usually the poor man who remembers God, it is the poor man who fasts, it is the poor man who usually has time for reading the Bible, so because of this that God comes to their life’s and tests their hearts. There is nothing which generates pride and selfishness like reading riches, history is a constant reminder of what people will do for money and wealth, and this causes them to forget the Lord.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.(Luke 12:16-19)
When your focus is to make money you can easily forget about God, many have. The pleasures of this life can deceive you if you’re not careful. I’m not saying that we should be poor because if we are poor we won’t be affective in preaching the gospel, since the wisdom of a poor man is not taken seriously.
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.(Ecclesiastes 9:16).
Humble people always find it easy to be sent and used by God because God first has to solve what they see as their biggest hindrance from serving him, that is their strength and ability. Since God gives His servants His power and Spirit to do His work the poor get bold because all their life they have been looking for a might external power to come their rescue. And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man. And he said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest with me.(Judges 6:16-17).
If you want to see the true colours of a man, let him find what he is looking. And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel?(1 Samuel 15:17).