Taking Notice


12 For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.
13 He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
14 He will rescue them from oppression and violence, for precious is their blood in his sight. Psalm 72:12-14

One of the great themes that runs through the Bible is that God looks after the oppressed and afflicted. Whether it be the poor, orphan, the widow, or the “alien,” God’s heart is turned towards those who are downtrodden.

You and I will undoubtedly run across someone from these groups some time this week and probably even daily. Think about how you can make a small difference in that person’s life. Perhaps it’s a meal or a drink of water or a visitation.

I believe it pleases God when we take notice of someone that the world ignores.


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