We’re learning God’s perspective on every aspect of existence. What does He say we should do for those beaten down by the circumstances of life?
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves;
ensure justice for those being crushed.
Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless,
and see that they get justice.
(Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT)
Well, that’s better than what we often tend to do, which is ignore them because
a) it’s their fault, or
b) it’s random, and too scary to think that it could happen to me.
If we accept the concept that sin had its origin when Adam and Eve believed a lie, and we’ve inherited that lie and all its variations, then what is “justice?” Is it not restoring everyone to God’s original design? And certainly that’s a spiritual exercise, but it’s also a practical one as we feed, clothe, and teach those who need help. I’m proud to belong to a church that does both.
Let’s be diligent in bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to everyone, and to every circumstance.