WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014
Isaiah 1:17. Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Thought for the Day: Our Concern For Others Must Be Demonstrated
Reflection for the Day: God's Heart Is With The Oppressed
This portion of scripture expresses God's concern for Israel as they have walked away from His will. He declares them to be a sinful nation, a people that know Him not. His appeal to them to cease from evil is an intriguing one. He instructs them to relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, and to plead for the widow. Their concern for others must be demonstrated, for this is the heart of God.
Your walk with the Lord must be a holy one, one that includes not only an emphasis on yourself, but also a demonstrated concern for others. We live in a society where injustice is everywhere, including in our own communities. As God's children we cannot be blind to the needs of the oppressed. We must, having the heart of God, demonstrate our concern for others. Action on their behalf must be taken.