If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
Hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
Does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
And will he not repay man according to his work? Proverbs 24:10-12
My friend often challenged kids in his youth group with the question: What’s the opposite of “love”? They would of course say “hate”. He would correct them and say “apathy”. The longer I live, the more I see the truth in what he said. Too often, good men do little to correct the ills in the world. The collection of proverbs contained in this section are insightful and filled with powerful truth for living. Defending the defenseless is godly thing to do.
Will I shrink back and find my strength to be too small when the occasions of life require me to stand? Am I ignoring any problems or evil and failing to engage?
God, You are my strength, inside and out. I commit to champion and defend the defenseless for Your sake. Give me eyes to see what breaks Your heart and courage to address it even when adversity comes with it.