Week 42 Thursday

The Sound of Grace

Today’s scripture selection: Proverbs 31

Key verses: Proverbs 31:8

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”

It might not always be popular or politically “correct”.

It might not be what the majority wants to hear.

It might even cause you to be on somebody’s “list”.

But, according to Scripture, it’s pretty clear.

Sometimes – it’s just the right thing to do, period.

What am I talking about?

Speaking up for those who can’t speak up for themselves:

  • Children who are being neglected or abused
  • Women who are being exploited
  • Men who just can’t seem to “get a break” in life
  • Elderly men and women who are so easily forgotten
  • Any, of any age, who don’t “fit in” for one reason or another

Technically, they may or may not be considered “destitute” – but they are the ones who need someone, anyone, to stand up for them and give them voice.

They are the ones who need us to speak up for what is right; what is fair; what is loving; what is simply the clear and decent thing to do.

Speak up.  Somebody has to do it.

Prayer: Lord, give me a strong voice to speak up for those who have been silenced.  Let me be the sound of grace.  AMEN.

 

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