11 For this is what the Lord says about Shallum (also called Jehoahaz) son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah
“Does it make you a king
to have more and more cedar?
Did not your father have food and drink?
He did what was right and just,
so all went well with him. 16 He defended the cause of the poor and needy,
and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?”
declares the Lord.
Defending the cause of the poor and needy in scripture is often linked to a all going well. The favour of the Lord follows those who honour God
Not everyone is called to do everything, but all are called to do something. What is the something that you can do?
Today consider how you defend the cause of the poor and needy:
Why not write to a child you sponsor?
Why not sponsor a child?
Spend some time praying for those who are in need. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak and bring people to mind who are in need
Ask God to break your heart for those in need.