Proverb for Today
Open your mouth for the speechless in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9, MEV)
I don’t necessarily have a longer thought for today’s devotional, or even a three-point challenge.
I just want us to take the time to think through how we use our voices, our platforms, as advocates for the voiceless. How do we speak for the poor and needy around us?
Recently, I’ve been so convicted with my own inaction, my own failure to be a voice for those who need me to be one.
God has given each of us a unique “platform,” a unique setting in which our voice can be heard. For some it’s just general circles of friends and acquaintances. For others it’s an online following. But we all have some type of circle of influence.
How are we using these areas of influence to help those who need it most?
I’d like to break down our final challenge of the month as this: a wise person is active, not passive. A wise person speaks up when appropriate, and remains silent when needful. A wise person works hard to provide, while focusing on what counts as real riches.
But ultimately, I believe a wise person cares. They care enough to invest in their relationship with God, making sure they’re growing closer to Him. They care enough for their family to work hard, while keeping life in perspective. They care enough to teach those around them who need to learn. They care enough to advocate for those less fortunate. They care.
We all want to be considered a wise person. I guess the simplest way I can challenge you to be one is care.