Caring for Orphans and Widows

We can’t totally ignore what is going on in the world if we are to know what Spirit would have us pray about.

These days there is a lot of news about children; either being terribly exploited, forbidden refuge or dying of hunger and thirst. etc.

YHWH himself says the children are His heritage. I have never thought about it that way. We refer to our children as our ‘personal’ heritages. But how can they be ‘our’ anything when we aren’t our own?

Watching news south of Canada and hearing what the US president is declaring, saddens me. There has been such a rise in people persecuting one another: brother -vs- brother, etc.

At such a time as this, it is the time to act upon what we know to be the Father’s heart: take care of the widows and children.

  • Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the cause of orphans, fight for the widows.
  • Psalm 127:3 Lo children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward
  • Deuteronomy 26:12: When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

This is the Scripture that sums up nicely what I am saying:

  • James 1:27: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.