The Heart of the Father

We are New Testament Christians. We are under grace and mercy. Nonetheless as we read the Old Testament, we can see God’s heart for the poor, the fatherless, the widows. My prayer is that His heart becomes my heart, that I see the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow as He does. My prayer is that my actions and my speech both reflect the heart of the Father!

“Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’”
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭7:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““ ‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭19:33-34‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““ ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God.”
‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭19:9-10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““ ‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”
‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭16:49‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
‭‭James‬ ‭2:15-16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NIV‬

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