The people of God, then and now, protect the weak and seek the good of all. They are forbidden to take advantage of the helpless.

“You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow’s garment as security for a loan” Deuteronomy 24.17 NET.

Moses considers that helping the weak is not merely a matter of compassion, but of justice.

The apostle Paul cited words of the Lord Jesus after he said that “we must help the weak” Acts 20.35. He repeats this idea in 1 Thessalonians 5.14: “help the weak.” (The Greek verbs are different, but the idea is the same.)

This is what the Lord Jesus did: “In this way what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled: ‘He took our weaknesses and carried our diseases‘” Matthew 8.17. When Jesus helps the weak, he removes their weakness!

He shows his followers how to overcome weakness as well. “Stay awake and pray that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak” Mark 14.38.

So even if we consider ourselves weak, we may become strong in Christ and turn to help our neighbor. This is the mission of Christ.

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