Proverbs 31: 8-9: “ Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!” MSG
The ladies in my church are awesome. They love each other and lift each other up with prayer and words of encouragement. I’m proud of them for that. But, we should all be doing this. The Bible tells us to be an encourager. This verse I’ve used today tells us to speak up for those who have no voice. Who are those with no voice? For one, it’s the elderly who can no longer function in the way they once did. They get to the point where they can’t see or understand paperwork that comes into their hands. Most people have families who take care of these things, but some don’t. You can volunteer to help those who need help, those who need an advocate.
Another group with no voice? The unborn. We need to speak up for them, fight for their right to live. Little children in school who are being taught ungodly ideas at a tender age. We should be their voice.
We are to speak for the down-and-outers. Those who don’t know how to seek help for their needs, we can help them find the proper place to go for help, and then guide them through the process. People are also down and out spiritually, this is where we can really shine for Jesus.
We need to speak out for justice and take a stand for the poor and the destitute. And any group who has needs they cannot handle on their own.
The Lord wants His daughters to begin to step out, reach out and speak out. Time is short ladies, it’s time to buckle down and get busy for God.
Get into your Bible daily, and when you need a verse, it will come to your mind. You don’t even have to memorize the Lord will put the words in your mouth. (Psalm 81: 10). Sometimes we can get the word of God into people in a manner they don’t even realize is the word, and when that happens, it strikes something in their heart and makes them more open to hear.
Jesus loves us, this I know, but He also loves others. We are to love what He loves. Let’s get busy for Jesus. Let’s obey His command. Until next time!