When SILENCE Is Not Golden

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S-cripture:

Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.

O-bservation:

For those of us who can, we are commanded by God to “Speak Up” for those who are unable to “Speak Up” for themselves.

A-pplication:

For being one of the wealthiest people in history, King Solomon had lots to say on behalf of the poor and needy. On one occasion he said, “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord” (Prov. 19:17a). Here, Solomon insists that if a person is able to stand with someone in their time of need, when they can’t help themselves in any way, he or she is to do it. I’ve been in so many situations where I was with someone who just needed someone to say something for them. They weren’t in a position to affect anything good for themselves. But when I spoke up, things changed instantly. Not because I was anyone in particular, but because I was someone who could “Speak Up.” You can be an “Anybody” who “Speaks Up” for a “Somebody” who everyone else thinks is a “Nobody” and change their life. That’s all God is commanding, just do it. And when you do it, the sense of fulfillment that comes over you is amazing. I’ll bet you’re thinking of a time when you did just that. Remember that sense of accomplishment? I can tell you this, there are times I can remember having the chance to say something and I didn’t. I don’t want that to ever happen again. I’ve learned there are times … “When SILENCE Is Not Golden.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Help me today to “Speak Up” for those who cannot “Speak Up” for themselves. Help me make some noise when silence seems appropriate to others. Amen

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