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Throughout the Bible there are countless references about caring for the poor and needy; defending the rights of those who are oppressed and have no voice.
Look up the following references:
Who do you think are the "oppressed" in our society and, specifically, in our local community?
- Deuteronomy 10:17-18
- What do you think it means that God "shows no partiality and accepts no bribes"?
- Matthew 25: 31-45
- Discuss how this passage challenges us – does it make us feel uncomfortable, or more determined to take action?
Luke 6: 37-38
John 3: 17-18
- God's heart is for us to care for the most vulnerable & needy in our community. How can we practically live this out in our day-to-day lives as individuals and as a church?
Finally, in Micah 6 verse 8 it says:
"And what does the Lord require of you?
That you act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God."