Confession # 8: I Want You to Consider…

I want you to read this book

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I want you to watch this documentary

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I want you to consider these scriptures:

In you the orphan finds mercy. – Hosea 14: 3

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. – James 1: 27

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows — this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families. – Psalms 68: 5-6

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do. – Deuteronomy 24:19

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. – Isaiah 1: 17

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. – Proverbs 31: 8-9

And then consider…..

Are we, the Church, doing what we should to care for orphans around the world?

Are they really finding mercy in us?

Are we really caring for them in their time of distress?

Are we opening up our homes so that God can place the lonely child into families?

Are we really sharing our abundance with children in need?

Are we defending the cause of the orphan?

Are we speaking up for those who can’t speak for themselves?

Are we ensuring justice for the child being crushed by abuse, slavery, and war?

Consider, Church….

Are we?

I want you to consider.

~ Jillian

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