The Lord’s Way Is to Exalt the Poor and Humble the Rich
Doctrine and Covenants 104:15–16
15 And it is my purpose to provide for my saints, for all things are mine.
16 But it must needs be done in mine own way; and behold this is the way that I, the Lord, have decreed to provide for my saints, that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made low.
President Marion G. Romney said:
“The united order exalts the poor and humbles the rich. In the process both are sanctified. The poor, released from the bondage and humiliating limitations of poverty, are enabled as free men to rise to their full potential, both temporally and spiritually. The rich, by consecration and by imparting of their surplus for the benefit of the poor, not by constraint but willingly as an act of free will, evidence that charity for their fellow men characterized by Mormon as ‘the pure love of Christ’ (Moroni 7:47).”
(In Conference Report, Apr. 1966, 97.)