Speak Up

“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” | Proverbs 31:8-9

Who will speak up for those that can’t speak for themselves. Who will defend those that cannot defend themselves. We are called as Children of God to be the voice for those who have no voice. Be the provision for those who cannot provide for themselves. We are not to be silent but to Speak Up. There are a few practical examples where I believe each individual can make a huge impact and speak up. How about for those with special needs in the community. How about those mothers and children, even fathers, who are left hurt and alone after a brutal divorce. How about those that have lost their jobs. How about all those opportunities we have on a daily basis on our jobs and community to Speak Up.

In my own experience I have found that at times it can be easier to look the other way, BUT God has not called us to look the other way. We must speak up. If our actions speak louder than words our actions must do the talking. We must speak up with our hands and feet. Don’t choose to look the other way, SPEAK UP. Think about what way’s God may be asking you to speak up for those that you encounter on a daily basis. Next time you encounter the opportunity…Speak Up!

2 Things From Proverbs 30

Here are a few things that stood out to me in my readings in Proverbs 30.

| “Two things I ask of you, O Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, “Who is the LORD? Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.” | Proverbs 30: 7-9 [NIV]

That my life would be…

1) Truthful

2) Dependant on God for our daily needs. **Francis Chan had an awesome interpretation of this scripture that is well worth watching, Click here to view I Dare You To Pray This

| “For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.” | Proverbs 30: 33 [NIV]

The more you entertain anger you change the original substance from just being angry to a more violent conflict. We must not entertain our anger but have to deal with it in a positive way in order to relieve the conflict. We must resolve to not allow it to escalate to a point of superiority, where we lord our position or point over another person but must consider others better than ourselves.