No, God doesn’t look down on poor people – not at all. In fact, the Bible says that God has a special concern for the poor, and so should we: “I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land” (Deuteronomy 15:11).
Remember: Jesus was poor, and so were most of the people He met every day. Think of it: God’s Son was born in a stable, and when He died they placed His body in a borrowed tomb. During His lifetime, Jesus accumulated no property; on one occasion, He pointed out that “foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Luke 9:58). Poverty was no disgrace to God’s only Son – nor should it be to us.
Snobbery has no place in the life of a true Christian – and I hope you won’t let the attitude of a few who don’t take Christ as seriously as they should keep you from Him. God loves us, and the most important truth I can tell you is that He accepts you just as you are, and He wants you to be part of His family. This is life’s greatest treasure – the treasure of knowing Christ. Open your heart to Him today.