Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"You shall not hurt a widow or an orphan..."

The Lord God tells us in His Holy Word:

"You shall not hurt a widow or an orphan. If you hurt them, they will cry out to me, and I will hear their cry: And my rage shall be enkindled, and I will strike you with the sword, and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless." (Exodus 22: 22-24).

"Cursed be he who that perverteth the the judgment of the stranger, of the fatherless and the widow: and all the people shall say: Amen." (Deuteronomy 24:17).

"..I will come to you in judgment, and will be a speedy witness against sorcerers, and adulterers, and false swearers, and them that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widows, and the fatherless: and oppress the stranger, and have not feared me, saith the Lord of hosts." (Malachi 3:5).

"Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall? For from the cheek they go up even to heaven, and the Lord that heareth will not be delighted with them." (Ecclesiasticus 35: 17-19).

There are many more Scriptures indicating that those who persecute the widow love death. And that the judgment of God is upon them.


Amanda said...

The Lord says that He will support the widow but will destroy the ways of sinners (Psalm cxlv. 9).

Betty said...

When I think of all the elderly women who are alone and have been abandoned by their children (after they lavished them with love and everything they needed for so many years) or those widows who are denied justice and treated with contempt by others, I shudder to think of God's Justice on those who do such things.

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