As servants of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we’re called to defend the helpless; rescue the poor and needy; and hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. The Bible records this clearly.
Let us consider these passages:
Open your mouth for the people who cannot speak, for the rights of all the unfortunate. (Pro 31:8 NASB)
The Lord wants us to speak and fight for those who cannot speak for themselves—for the poor, the oppressed, and the afflicted.
Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the oppressed and suffering. 4 Rescue the poor and needy. Deliver them from the power of the wicked. (Ps 82:3-4 NET)
This passage warns us to defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless; to exonerate the oppressed and suffering. The Lord wants us to rescue the poor and the needy, and to deliver them from the power of evil people.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay man according to his work? (Pro 24:11-12 NIV)
In this passage from the Bible in Proverbs 24, someone claims that “they did not know this,” but God knows the contents of our hearts and minds. We can never fool Him when we stand before Him on the day of judgement.
Let us ask the Lord for His grace to enable us to obey His will in our lives. We must trust the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into the conflicts in which He wishes us to become involved. Depending upon our calling in life, this will be different for every individual. God bless you as you serve Him today!