The Generous Gift of Life | Psalm 82:3-4 | Devotional
Psalm 82:3-4 Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
We were helpless and hopeless. Sin did its ugly work and threw us in a ditch by the side of the road. There we lay…wounded, broken, alone, and left to die. Then Jesus came.
Jesus gave us everything we needed. By his wounds, he healed ours. In his brokenness, he made us whole. He died alone so we would never be by ourselves again. He died so that we could live. He was raised from the dead so that we could live forever.
Now, empowered by his Spirit who lives within us, it’s our turn. We are his hands and feet to care for the weak, fatherless, poor, oppressed, and needy. Having been saved by the Rescuer, we are commissioned to do our part. Slow down and look around. Sin is still doing its ugly work and throwing people in the ditch by the side of the road.
Father, may we not be hoarders of your goodness. Compel us to respond to your great generosity in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.