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Thoughts on a Proverb

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Proverbs 31:8-9

Open your mouth for the mute,

for the rights of all who are destitute.

Open your mouth, judge righteously,

defend the rights of the poor and needy. (ESV)

As I read a familiar chapter in the Bible that is usually associated with the character of a godly woman, I came across two verses that stuck out to me. They are written to the king directing him to consider and stand up for the poor and needy. While I may not be a king, I want to head to the true King. Seek Him. We know that justice is at the very heart of who our God is. How do we emulate Him? Fight for the things He would fight for? Ask Him, seek Him, and follow in the way He leads. We are completely dependent on Him. We need Him to align our hearts with His heart for justice. We need His wisdom to know how to act, and then His courage to do it.

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