The Bible, God’s inerrant, infallible word is truly remarkable! Of course for its trustworthy knowledge of, God and, His will, and the way of salvation, but also with regards to every aspect of living life in this fallen world. Take for example the regulations regarding skin disease recorded in Leviticus. Before any knowledge of germ-theory existed, God told His people how to protect th themselves from an outbreak. Declaring an individual unclean who had a skin disease was a safeguard: separating them from others ensured it would not spread to the rest of the population (Leviticus 13-15)
Further Social services are called for in feeding the poor and providing for the needs of the destitute. Our, Lord Jesus’ commands for how we treat everyone were so countercultural for there time, and in reality in ours as well. Truly the Bible is the inspired Word of, God!
And while denyers of the faith put pride in human competency and purpose denying anything “from religion,” if we only turn to, Jesus, practice what, God has already revealed in His Word, our lives as humans would be fantastic!
“Let’s have resources for the homeless” “for women and children” “for migrants” “for the elderly and disabled” are shouted out. Nice job catching up world, our, Lord instituted and spoke of these things from the beginning.
If we only seek, we find that our, Lord’s ways are just, absolutely correct, trustworthy, and for our greatest good!
“The Lord said to Moses, “These are the regulations for any diseased person at the time of their ceremonial cleansing, when they are brought to the priest: The priest is to go outside the camp and examine them” (Leviticus 14:1-3).
“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy” (Proverbs 31:9).
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart” (Zechariah 7:9-10).
“Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place” (Jeremiah 22:3).
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all” (Romans 12:15-18).
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:17-18).
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world” (James 1:27).
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor” (Luke 4:18-19).
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).
Most Merciful, God, we praise and thank You for your grace and wisdom! You know, oh, Lord what is best. The world plays catchup with what you’ve already revealed and taught. May we be people who love and care as we ought: as our Lord, Jesus demonstrated in all He did. Let us take back love and care from the bastions of elitist unbelievers and place it to where it belongs, in You and Your Church. Use us Dear, Lord to be as You are, to love and care. Make us lovers of justice, mercy, and of truth. Make us love You with our whole hearts, minds, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves. May we be people of Your Word, teaching others Your perfect will. Please impact society through us for Your glory and praise. We pray this in, Christ’s holy name. Amen.