“Plead the cause of the poor and needy.”Proverbs 31:9
“Pleading” is a legal term that describes an attorney with his client, standing before a judge in a court of law. It means to bring a person’s complaint or accusation before the judge for His decision in the matter.
I come pleading with you today, on behalf of the poor and needy. I plead for all poor and needy persons, but especially for those who are the most primitive, who live in the most remote places on Earth, and are the least likely to be sought out. I plead for them because the Lord wants some of them to be standing before His throne in heaven along with all the others. (Rev.5:9) I ask for them to be remembered and included in our prayers. And I ask God to raise up people who will surrender to His call to make those poor and needy their life’s endeavors for Him.
The Cause for which Jesus came to earth. The Cause of Salvation For All. The Spreading of the Gospel.
Those that are poor in spirit. Those who do not yet know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Those who have not yet heard about Him; have not had the opportunity to believe on Him in their hearts. Those poor, even though they may be rich in this world’s goods.
Those who are both poor in spirit and in this world’s goods. Destitute. Without hope in this world or the world to come.
EVERY PERSON NEEDS HOPE
There is a kind of hope this world offers, but there is a greater hope that believers have to offer. That hope is resurrection from the dead and eternal life through Christ Jesus. The Apostle Paul said,
“If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.”1 Corinthians 15:19 ESV
Thank God for this wonderful hope that we enjoy each and every day. I have every assurance that the poor and needy I have pled for today will have the opportunity to hear and receive this good news. God will see to it. But He still needs people who will go and tell them. And He has instructed me to cast the net to those in each generation who will hear the call and answer, “Here am I. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
MAY THE BLESSING OF OUR HEAVENLY FATHER REST UPON YOU AS YOU READ THIS BLOG TODAY.