It is true that this message is addressed primarily to kings, chiefs or authorities, so that they judge with justice, and do justice to the afflicted and the poor.
But, it concerns us all.
« Open your mouth to the mute, for the cause of all the abandoned, open your mouth, give righteous judgments, and do justice to the poor and the needy. » (Proverbs 31: 8-9)
« Open your mouth », come back twice:
1. First, we must open our mouths to speak for those who can not speak, and to plead in favor of the abandoned, of those who have no human support in this world.
2. Then we must open one’s mouth to judge justly, having no other consideration than equity; and to give justice to those whom we oppress, and of whom it is said (v 6-7) that they need to be encouraged and to recover the hope that has abandoned them in the presence of their misfortune.
Are not these words like an image of what must happen in the midst of God’s people?
Every Christian, placed in a privileged position, like the king, has an immense responsibility to open his mouth to speak in the place of Christ.
To achieve this, however, he must avoid two dangers that the world places before him, the two traps by which the enemy will seek to destroy the work God has entrusted to him: corruption and all that intoxicates. Then he will be able to speak, among the people of God, for the dumb who can not express what he has in his heart, and he will become his mouth. His action will bring joy to the least of the members of the Assembly of God.
Lord God, give us the strength and courage to speak for all who are in difficult situations.
It is in the precious name of your son Jesus Christ that we pray.
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