The Bible’s Mandate Interpreted

Bible: Take care of orphans, widows, poor, and the fatherless.

Interpretation: Take care of people with great brokenness, with great pain, with great abandonment, and whose hearts are just broken from relational or systemic injustices. These people, by virtue of having such brokenness, will take an extraordinary amount of time, energy, patience, love, and money from you. You will do it because 1) That’s what Jesus did for you (because you yourself are broken) 2) Because this is what living out the gospel means and 3) God will give you the power to do it so that he can carry out his transformation in the world.

Posted by Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing in the Black Box for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.

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