In today’s #DailyBibleReading, my Reading Plan emphasized God’s love for the underdog:
But I will be merciful only if you stop your evil thoughts and deeds and start treating each other with justice; only if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows; only if you stop your murdering; and only if you stop harming yourselves by worshiping idols. Jeremiah 7:5-6 (italics added for emphasis)
Blessed are those who are generous because they feed the poor. Proverbs 22:9
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty. Proverbs 22:16
Don’t rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court. For the LORD is their defender. He will ruin anyone who ruins them. Proverbs 22:22-23
If God’s heart is with the underdogs – the orphans, widows, foreigners, and the poor – I need to do a self-check. Where is my heart in terms of those who are suffering or marginalized? What concrete actions do I need to take to love them like God does?