Proverbs 29:7 (NLT)
7 The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don�t care at all.

In this verse King Solomon states there is a duty to watch after the rights of those who are less fortunate. Judges, juries, and witnesses should be fair to all; not just the rich or the influential. But sadly there are those who take advantage of the poor because they do not have the resources to plead their case properly.

We have seen court trials where the influential and rich are able to sway opinion through high price lawyers. Yet the poor must endure by the grace allotted them. Sadly financial resources can affect the outcome of a court decision. A person with limited resources may try to stand against a wealthy government, but they are often backed down as expenses grow. The poor generally receive less counsel than those who are rich. They suffer for their poverty. We should remember all are guaranteed a fair and reasonable trial in our country, which is a precious liberty. Yet there are some countries that oppress the poor. Pray for the less fortunate that godly people would stand up for their rights. Pray they would have equal and fair judgment in the courts. Pray God�s people would ensure justice is preserved.