(Proverbs 23:11 KJV) For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Who is Solomon talking about when he talks about “their cause” (their case NASB) (7379)? Look at the previous verse and you see that here he is talking specifically of the fatherless. In Solomon’s day this was a different issue than today. He saw mainly widows. That culture would not have put up with our plague of absentee fathers through promiscuity, divorce and desertion. Although there are many ways for a father to die today, modern medicine makes this less of a problem. The point we need to remember is that we are still to have a special place in our heart for the orphan. By extension this would touch the widows also.
I think we could also extend this warning to those fathers who are not being responsible. If you call yourself a Christian and have children you have abandoned you might want to think about the prospect of Almighty God taking the prosecution against you.
So? Doesn’t apply to you? I would hope not. Maybe you know someone who should hear this. It might be a young man who is playing around or a church board member who is living in denial. You might be the voice of redemption to them.