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Helping the Fatherless and Poor

Hello, God has given me something in Job 29:12 which says,

“because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
    and the fatherless who had none to assist them.”

Job: Job is saying that he longed for when God took care of him. When he rescued the poor who cried for help. And he helped the fatherless who had none to assist them. He helped them. When he smiled at people they could scarcely believe it. The young men would step aside for him, the old men would be quiet. He was highly regarded by people. Then, if people heard him, the would commend him. He longed for those days. But, now he was talking to three not that helpful friends. He was probably in pain, and sorrowful because of his children. His wife wasn’t very helpful when she told him to curse God and die. He said that he had helped the fatherless and the poor, but now, he was childless and in need of God’s help. This was Job’s last word to his three friends. But later someone else gets angry at Job. But, for now, Job was just telling his three friends that he longed for the times when he was highly regarded.

Christians: Christians have been saved from sins. We are no longer in our pit. But, unbelievers are. They are still caught in the trap of sin. If you are an unbeliever, then why don’t you come to Christ, the savior, who will save you from your sins. He will save you, so come to Him, and experience His amazing love and joy. If you have been searching for something to fill your life up, then come to Christ and He will fill you with an inexpressible joy (1 Peter 1:8-9). So, come to Christ, and be filled today. Be saved by Him!

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Help others. Like Job, we should help those who are in need, not only by possibly giving them food (Luke 3:11), but also by sharing the Gospel with them. Others need help physically and spiritually, some are in need of food and clothing, but some are also in need of the Gospel, that will save their spiritual lives. So, let’s help others to see Christ. The most important thing is to share the Gospel with them, but you can show the love of Christ, by supplying physical needs if you can.

God: God is so good, He has given His own son for us. Let’s give thanks to Him, and rejoice in Him. Let’s praise Him! Let’s worship Christ because He has given His own life for us as an atoning sacrifice (1 John 2:2).  God has loved us so much (John 3:16-17). Let’s praise God with all that we’re worth. He is the God. He has loved us so much, and given His son for us. He has loved us so much, so let’s love Him with all of our hearts. Christ has saved us!

Application: How does Job 29:12 apply to us? Job said that he had helped the fatherless, and the poor. Well in our sins we had no loving father, so we were kind of fatherless (unless you consider Satan a father). We were poor spiritually, we just had our sins, and Satan. We were doomed to die. But, Jesus gave His life for us and saved us, by being our sacrifice. He has rescued us from our sins. He helped us, the kind of fatherless (again unless you consider Satan a father), and the spiritually poor. Job is a picture of Christ here, because Christ was the son of God, and highly regarded in heaven, but, He bore our sins for us, lowering Himself to death on a cross.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for loving me so much. Thank you for giving Your son for me. Thank You for blessing me so much. Thank You for strengthening me. Please help me to grow stronger in You, and grow more like You. Please help me to rejoice in You, and talk and walk with You more. Please help me to draw close to You, and love You more. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Filled, 1 Peter 1:8-9,

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Help other’s physical needs, Luke 3:11,

 “John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.””

Atoning sacrifice, 1 John 2:2,

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”

Loved, John 3:16-17,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Beginning verse, Job 29:12,

“because I rescued the poor who cried for help,
    and the fatherless who had none to assist them.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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