Are We Trusting Gov't for Social Justice
The weak, the fatherless and single women are especially vulnerable to being overpowered by the faceless arbitrary powers around them, especially in our present fragmented society. The defenseless are subject to the greatest creulty. And while the law of the land usally does something to protect the weak, it does so imperfectly. In fact it woefully falls short in what must be done to help and without any personal touch. That is where the church comes in since the government cannot substitute sufficiently. Just as God has freed us from our captivity from the savages of sin and given us great dignity so we are to treat the weak and helpless. The government can never really substitute for a father and likewise the church should consider these things when it go out to help others, to be a father to them. Do not simply rely on a government bureaucracy to take care of these things for you. Our personal involvement in them will make a much greater impact in their lives than a system for their good.
The fatherless are without someone who was intended to be in their lives. There was no one there to point the way, to nurture, protect and provided for them. Do not simply count on your tax money to help from a distance but get involved with the most vulnerable in your community. The weakest among us are due the greatest protection and consideration by the caring community. In Deut 14:29 & Isa 1:17 the law required that the fatherless orphan be looked after and needs taken care of, that is, their physical and spiritual well being. In this our Lord is glorified as what we do for them we do for Him.