Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 23:10 NASB

“Do not move the ancient boundary or go into the fields of the fatherless,” Proverbs 23:10 NASB

 

I have always loved this verse. The straightforward message in these words touch my soul; the deeper meaning is powerful, as well. The very next verse assures us that their redeemer is mighty – basically, you don’t want to mess with their dad. It’s like the old kids taunt, “my dad can whoop your dad,” only in this case it could not be truer. It is truly evil to try to steal from anyone, but the image here reinforces the worst of the worst – don’t mess with an orphan. You may think you can take advantage of someone who seems vulnerable, but God looks out for them. He does the same for you. Maybe your life has you in a place of exposed weakness. Your health or financial situation may be such that others can take advantage of your position. Whatever the case, God assures us that He is our Protector, our ‘ever present help in times of trouble.’ God does protect them, but one of His preferred ways to protect the vulnerable is through His people. You. God wants those who would be taken advantage of – have their safety boundaries messed with – looked after by you. One of the main ways that prayers are answered is through a willing servant. Today, rest in the knowledge that God has your back but be prepared to stand in the gap for those He sends you to. #BeTheEdge

 

“The LORD protects the helpless; when I was in danger, he saved me.” Psalms 116:6

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