Alcorn writes of the same question which has been asked for centuries: why does God give so much to some people and so little to other people? Why is wealth so unevenly distributed?
Alcorn writes that this uneven distribution requires that some people must give to others and some people must receive from others. It requires and interdependence among people.
This is the best justification I have ever heard to that question. I know that if the people in Africa had the same standard of living as we did, there would be far fewer mission trips there. If every one's pantry was full, there would be no food banks.
This post was inspired by the book "The Treasure Principle" by Randy Alcorn.