[blockquote source=”Proverbs 31:8 (NLT)”]Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those who are perishing.[/blockquote]
Whenever I got into trouble when I was little, I’d always look for my grandmother. I would explain to her what actually happened and she would always tell me she’d fix it. Sometimes that would mean reasoning out with the other party (usually some other kid bigger than me) or other times it would involve her telling my mom not to punish me. Whatever the case is, she would always be there for me. However, she’d also firmly remind me that there are certain things I should never do again.
As leaders of our tribe, we should take the same approach as my grandmother. To stand up against, or to speak up for, or sometimes just to defend our tribe for what they have done. Sure, certain actions must be met with their corresponding consequences. But apart from those areas, we must always be there to speak up for those who cannot speak.
Give Us A Voice
And we all need someone like that to give us a voice sometimes. For us, that someone is Jesus Christ. As our High Priest and the one that can intercede for us, He is our only hope of salvation.
So, brothers and sisters; learning from Jesus, is there a particular group of people or persons whom we can speak up for? Are these the homeless in your community? Or are they the spiritually deficient individuals?
Jesus, we thank You for speaking up for us. For saving us. For loving us. And we pray to have the courage and strength to be able to use our intellect and wisdom to speak up for those that cannot speak up for themselves. We pray all these in Your name, Amen.