“I Was a Stranger” Challenge: Day 3 – Exodus 23:9

9 “You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

It’s impossible to know the heart of someone else, thought certainly we could speculate what might be happening in their hearts.  To be a stranger in the land perhaps leaves one feeling vulnerable.  Uncertain. Fearful. Lonely. Weary.  Perhaps you can relate to some of these feelings.  Perhaps there’s something we can do…

One thing that is clear. Throughout Scripture we see many glimpses of God’s heart for the defenseless – whether that be the poor, widows, children, and the alien.  The stranger.  When you look at the providential care God shows the defenseless, there’s no question in my mind that He expects us to care for the defenseless.  As Christians, God uses us as His hands and His feet, so surely it aligns with His heart when we reach out and care for the poor, the windows, the children, and the aliens.

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