Look around you! It won’t take long before you see someone being treated unfairly or unjustly. It won’t be long before you see someone who is oppressed by some seemingly overpowering force. Keep looking, you’re going to see someone who doesn’t have a father in their life because of death or imprisonment, or addictions. You will probably see a woman who doesn’t have a male covering to defend her and provide for her.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.
We need to learn to be good to people who want so much for others to be good to them. We can stand in the gap and pray for them and act on their behalf to set things straight with whoever or whatever is oppressing them.
Let’s go! Get busy! And the Lord will give us the tools we need to be a righteous presence in the lives of others. We are earthen vessels and God has poured His spirit into us so we can lend a hand to the ones who need a hand.