supporting the marginalized

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supporting the marginalized

Deuteronomy 27:19 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 27:19 ‘The one who denies justice to a guest, a fatherless child, or a widow is afflicted with a curse.’ And all the people will say, ‘Amen!’

supporting the marginalized

God loved the Israelite people, and he wanted them to build strong, healthy families. But he did not want them taking advantage of the marginalized among them. He required that they protect the foreigners who lived among them as their guests and the orphans and widows. The strong were to make sure that justice happened for the weak.

Christians also have a responsibility to “visit orphans and widows in their distress” (James 1:27). It means more than merely acknowledging their suffering. It means helping them out of it.

Lord, make our communities havens of rest and support for the marginalized.


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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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