Defend the Defenseless

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Daily Reading: Zechariah 14:1-21, Revelation 20:1-15, Psalm 148:1-14, Proverbs 31:8-9

Daily Verse: “Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Prov. 31:9

Defend the Defenseless.

As a king, Lemuel had the responsibility of defending those who couldn’t protect themselves. Life’s cruelties leave people desolate; righteous rulers should help them, championing their rights. As Christ’s followers, we should do the same.

“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common…. and it was distributed to each as any had need.” Acts 4:32, 35b

Together, we form the body of Christ, all one heart and soul; we should care for each other. If we successfully defended the rights of the defenseless, we would not need government subsidies to help those in distress. 

Shining the light of Jesus into the dark world should draw people to Christ’s church. Unfortunately, churches have become known for their judgment instead of their love.

Defending the defenseless and caring for the needy will show Christ’s love to the world and help people survive life’s cruelties.

Lord, forgive us for not caring well for others. Please help us do better in defending the defenseless and helping those in need. Let us become known for our love instead of our judgment. IJNIP. Amen

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