Poor Justice… “The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.” Proverbs 29:7
Justice for the poor is on the heart of the Lord. “I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy” (Psalm 140:12). Jesus died on the cross for the poor and the rich, the uneducated and the educated and everyone in between. His life attracted the poor because He related well to them. Is my life attractive to the poor? Are they familiar with my face? Do I know their names? Lord lead me to know the poor.
Christ went out of His way to show them the way. He defended the poor before people who loved money; more than those who desperately needed the defense money could buy. He especially had a heart for the poor widows who gave all they had to the Lord’s work. “I tell you the truth,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on” (Luke 21:3-4). Be industrious to secure justice for the generous poor.
God blesses you when you help the helpless. “How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble” (Psalm 41:1 NASB). Indeed, the Lord delivers men and women who facilitate the deliverance of those unable to defend themselves. He is our shield and defense, and He summons His servants to do the same for the poor and defenseless. What poor person needs defending? How can I help? The Bible says, “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits” (Exodus 23:6).
How will I respond?
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