“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
Many non-believers are not offended by Jesus and his teachings, but by his followers! Jesus defended the defenseless, loved the unlovable, and accepted social misfits into his inner circle. How often do we see Christians living in the same way? The Lord didn’t just save people from Hell post-mortem; he also delivered us from Hell on earth. God is the author of peace and order while the enemy stirs up chaos. Defending the poor and speaking up for the mute is a way of showing them that someone cares. People do not give their lives to God because of sound theology but because they have experienced his love for them in their most desperate time. The devil would love to silence the voice of Christians in issues of social injustice. Activism is a great tool to bring awareness to a problem, but don’t let your words be empty!
"HOW CAN YOU SERVE THE POOR AND SHOW THEM GOD'S LOVE THIS WEEK?"
LORD, you are our defender. Thank you for the privilege of being your hands and feet to the poor. Please help me to use my voice to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Forgive me for losing my patience and passion. Please teach me how to care for the needy as you would.