In this daily short bible scripture, we will be looking at the verse “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves.” Why is it important to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves? So as Christians, what does the Bible say about speaking for those who can’t speak for themselves? Before we can understand this, we first look at the bible verse that talks about speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
These two verses talk about a mother’s advice to her son, who later became a king. For her son to be a good king, she advised him to show care and compassion to the poor or needy. Not many of us are in a position to help those in need like a king does. But as Christian, we ought to model after these verses by being our brothers’ keepers.
In our present generation, many of us are wealthy by our human standard, not quite as kings, but much better off than most. If we do not speak up for the less privileged, then who will? There are many people out there who are in some form of distress and seeking help. It becomes a joyful thing for these people to know that someone out there is fighting for them.
Are you someone in a position of authority? Are you better placed in a position to influence the lives of others? Are you one of those who have abused your position in oppressing others? I have a message for you, God placed you in that position of authority, not so much because He wants you to accumulate wealth and gain riches, but so that you can help the less fortunate once.
I pray that God reminds us of the love He offered us by sending His only son to shed His blood on the cross so that we might have eternal life. Jesus spoke up on our behalf by offering His life for us, so the question is, how many of us are willing to sacrifice what we have for the sake of others?
When you see those oppressed, what will you do? Will you ignore them to their faith, or will you stand up and fight for them?
10 Bible Verses About Standing Up For Others
1. At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! – 2 Timothy 4:16 (ESV)
2. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. – Philippians 2:4 (ESV)
3. Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. – Isaiah 1:17 (ESV)
4. But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. – 2 Timothy 4:17 (NIV)
5. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2 (NKJV)
6. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! – Ecclesiastes 4:10 (ESV)
7. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself. – Galatians 5:14 (NIV)
8. Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked. – Proverbs 25:26 (NIV)
9. The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. – 2 Timothy 4:16 (NLT)
10. He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 (ESV)
What does the Bible say about standing up against injustice?
Ezekiel 3:20 – If a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die. Because you have not warned him, he shall die for his sin, and his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood I will require at your hand.
Where is the verse God helps those who help themselves?
There is no verse in the bible that specifically says “God help those who help themselves.” We all have to very careful since God has warned us not to add or subtract from His word. You can find this in Revelation 22:18-19 “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
However, the scripture teaches us to seek God and His kingdom first, and every other thing shall be added to him.