Help the weak

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.

In the comment area below, add verses important to you on the subject or additional perspectives to complement the main thought.

1 thought on “Help the weak

  1. Dale Martin Davison

    Curtis Manor was a Bible Scholar. He still lives at the age of 92, yet has lost most of his memory. While he was preaching at the Mount Vernon congregation in Prescott Arizona, one of our employees, Don, wanted to be baptized. Don was highly involved in C.P. and could not stand without help. Curtis was insulted when I told him that I and a coworker would help Don down into the baptistery, and that he, Curtis could say the words, but Jack and I would put him under the water. Curtis was only 5’2″ and he felt we were planning it that way because of his height. After the baptism, Curtis took me to one side and said, “He would have drowned me.” Don was very spastic, and when Jack and I put him under his arms flailed in many directions.
    Baptisms do occur in many ways. I was baptized in a horse trough while attending Western Christian College, and my brother Roy, used his dirt cellar, which he filled with water, when he first went to Belgium.
    In the first article, talking about homosexuals, and the sign being “Controversial”. I believe the news people did not know what the word really means. There is nothing “Controversial” about GOD’s word. Dale


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