“will not be in need.” Proverbs 28:27 is one of the many “ideal” promises in the Word of God. It was always God’s intention that people would get what they deserve in this life, and that is expressed in verses such as this one. This verse would be fulfilled here on earth today if we lived in a godly world with godly people, but people do not always get what they deserve. Many people who give to the poor end up in need themselves later in life. [For more on promises like this, see commentary on Prov. 19:5].