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.

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Phil Chan
Phil has been writing for over 15 years. His passion is to help people see God and to live a life that matters.

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