(Pro 30:14 KJV) There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
It bears repeating, there are bullies in the world and bullies tend to focus on the weak. It is a mantra of gangsta types to depart with a courageous, “You better watch your back.” The implication that they seem to miss is that they are too cowardly to face you in a fair confrontation. This verse comes at the end of a description of this kind of person. Notice that they go after the “afflicted” (6041). The KJV has “poor” but you need to understand this is not the poor person who has his act together. They are even more selective than that. They go after the poor who are weak.
It might help us to remember when we are concerned about the poor that their biggest problem is not lack of money but a lack of a strong core. A person without money but with strong character will make it and eventually thrive. Give a person who feels they are a victim a big check and they will still be afflicted.
So? First, recognize the bully when you see him. Second, help people by working toward what they need to stand tall not what will make them dependent.
Monday, December 30, 2019
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