Here we have some great verses relating to justice. God commands his people to care for those that are poor or abandoned (widows and orphans). When you had a crop you were to leave some for those that “don’t have” could pick and eat. There was even a special tithe that would go to the under resourced in the community. Now I don’t mean to get overly political here but it really is too bad that we have a government structure that has taken away our personal responsibility to do justice and charity and made it a tax. It’s harder to help people. What happened to separation of church and state? Or I guess I’d have to ask what happened to the church that the government had to step in?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.