This is what it says: "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy"
Scott brought up this passage again in our staff meeting.
I found all of this interesting for multiple reasons:
- I realized that there are certain parts of the Bible that are "known" for certain things. In this case, most think that Proverbs 31 only talks about the wife of noble character, when in reality it talks about freeing the oppressed, speaking up for those who do not have a voice, defending those who can not defend themseleves, etc.
- I have never heard these verses used by others when talking about the poor, the needy, those who are not treated fairly. We all know of Isaiah 1:17, Isaiah 58 (specifically vs 6-8), Micah 6:10, just to name a few.
- How many other passages of scripture do we miss, do I miss because of the importance that is put on one part over another?
It is my prayer that we would all dig deeper into the scriptures and not rely solely on what we are being taught in church....who knows what you might miss out on.