The sin of hoarding in times of dearth (William Perkins)

Reformed Covenanter

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Secondly, the hoarding up of corn till times of dearth, that thereby they may gain the more: these men make a private gain of Gods common judgment upon the poor. Indeed it is not unlawful in time of plenty, to lay up store against a time of dearth: but to do it with the hurt of the poor, is to suck their blood, and to eat up Gods people; as when men keep their garners full, and suffer the poor to starve; the peoples curse lies on such, Prov. 11. 26.

William Perkins, A godly and learned exposition of Christ’s Sermon in the Mount (Cambridge: University of Cambridge, 1608), p. 96.