8Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
Today we continue our reflections on the Discipline of Service as we consider the theme A World in Need.
The Discipline of Service confronts a prevalent and pervasive philosophy in the world today – survival of the fittest. Just consider the example of the hoarding of necessary supplies that has been highlighted by the media over the last few weeks. And then there are the heartbreaking examples of many who view the elderly afflicted by coronavirus as dispensable.
Yesterday our commentators provided some really good ways we can help our neighbour. Today, I would like us to pay special attention to the destitute.
Please prayerfully read the passage above and consider the question below.
In your sphere of influence, who are the destitute that you can provide service to?