God protects widows and orphans; blesses with fruitfulness and long life...

Error message

In my reading this morning, I took delight in several texts. First, this concerning our Heavenly Father's personal care for the widow and orphan:

You shall not afflict any widow or orphan. If you afflict him at all, and if he does cry out to Me, I will surely hear his cry; and My anger will be kindled, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless. - Exodus 22:22-24)

Oppression of the fatherless leads to...

the oppressor's children becoming fatherless themselves. If God punishes in this way, what a terrible condition it is to be fatherless and what a blessing for us to have God as our Father and to have His gift to us of the man who is our own father.

Also, note the qualification, "If he cries out to me." It reminds me of the command in James, "Let him call for the elders..." God waits for us to cry to Him for help.

And this concerning condoms, birth control pills, ECPs, abortions, and morphine suppression of vital functions and starvation by refusing to give food and water:

There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days. - Exodus 23:26

Praise God that our Heavenly Father keeps His Covenant People under His blessing from murdering our young and old!

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and big lots of grandchildren.

Want to get in touch? Send Tim an email!