Proverbs 13:23 ” A poor man’s field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.”

Diligence and self-sufficiency can easily be broken by oppression and injustice of another. Verse 11 in this Chapter of Proverbs tells us that the wisdom of honest hard work is the opposite of the folly of dishonest gain by those who violate other’s personal rights. But what are we to do when we see such wrongdoing…when fairness and moral and legal correctness for a person is being denied? Elsewhere in Proverbs it exhorts us to, “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.” (Proverbs 28:27) In other words, when we see oppression and injustice and turn a blind eye to it, we are silently condoning and making excuses why we shouldn’t get involved…but meanwhile, it goes on and people suffer because of it. Oppression and injustice is here to stay, consequently, the only way to change it is to change how we do or don’t get involved.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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