The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. Proverbs 29:7
In our mad rush to make more and more money, it’s easy to forget about the poor. There are a myriad of government programs that help the poor. Still, though, this verse is talking about what the righteous do and not what the well-intentioned role of the government. Is that distinction so important? Of course it is. If you were poor, would you rather have someone come to your door to hand you some food or get the food from the back of a huge delivery truck with a hundred others clamoring for the handout? While it doesn’t happen like that often, the idea is the same.
When the government does something for the poor most of the time it’s impersonal and uncaring.
When we the righteous do something for the poor, the deed is long remembered and satisfying.
Plus because the Bible mentions this particular work repeatedly, there’s a pretty good reason for it. He wants us to do it.