1.24.2016

Rescue the Perishing


“Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know— Someone not impressed with weak excuses.”
Proverbs 24:11-12 MSG
http://bible.com/97/pro.24.11-12.msg

Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate.

But what if it's dangerous? What if I don't know them? What if I've heard rumors about how awful they are?

Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate.

What if I'm busy? What if I'm broke? What if I don't agree with their lifestyle or beliefs?

Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate.

What if they don't appreciate it? What if they go right back to their demise? What if they hurt me in the process? What if that's none of my business?

Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate.

What if there are no excuses? What if Jesus meant it when he said do for others what you'd want done for you? What if he's watching?

Rescue the perishing, don't hesitate.

It may not be popular. It may not be safe. It may not even be right in some cases. But I'd rather error on the side of love and grace than on the side of fear and apathy any day!

Blessings today and always! –M