Show respect to the smart man and to the rich man

"Rebbe would honor the wealthy. Rabbi Akiva would honor the wealthy." (Eruvin 86A) It is written in Tehillim 61:8, "May he sit before Hashem forever; prepare "love" and "truth" that they may take care of him." The Gemorah explains this verse. Hashem sits on His throne and is pleased with the world, when there is kindness and plenty of food for the poor. The rich person who does kindness and is truthful in the way he acts with others is deserving of honor. (Maharsha)
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