Some of the consequences of Jesus’ miracles in the New Testament must have been their economic and social impact. Consider the value of a large catch of fish, the ability to work after being healed of a withered hand or being lame, or to reenter society after being cleansed of leprosy.
The Old Testament prophets, from beginning to end, emphasize economic justice. Isaiah 1:17 says, “learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the orphan, plead for the widow. Malachi 3:5 says, “Then I will come near to you for judgment; I will be a quick witness against . . . those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the orphan, against those who reject the foreigner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts.