Verse #1 — Jer. 22:16

Jeremiah 22:16 (New International Version, ©2010)

“He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?” declares the LORD.

What connects defending the powerless and knowing God?

When have I experienced God in this way?

Who needs me today?

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2 Responses to Verse #1 — Jer. 22:16

  1. Erik Stenbakken says:

    Just read this a.m. in Exodus how God specifically told Moses that in judging, one should give preference to neither the rich or the poor. All were to be treated equitably in judgement. However, It’s common that the poor do not have access to the same resources as the wealthy, so their cause either never comes up or when it does, it may be under represented. All are equal in the eyes of God (another example is Ex 30:15 where both the rich and poor pay redemption money to the temple). To bend judgement for — or against — the poor is not even handed. And God shows himself in this: that he is merciful to ALL of his children, ALL of whom are undeserving. And when we forget this, some may begin to think themselves “more special” than others — and begging to have the balance of judgement tipped in their favor. As they say, “God forbid.”

  2. Jeff Boyd says:

    Very true: “And God shows himself in this: that he is merciful to ALL of his children, ALL of whom are undeserving.” May we be equally merciful. Thanks for sharing.

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