Show Mercy and Compassion

Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother.” ~Zechariah 7:9-10 NKJV

lend_a_helping_handIt should not matter who we are nor who it is that requires help from us.  Regardless of such background checks we can treat all with the dignity that all of our fellow brothers and sisters deserve!  Especially since each man and woman is our neighbor, as was clearly depicted in the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  Considering the porous problem with our border and the illegal alien population which has illegally and improperly entered our country, they are still human beings deserving of compassion and assistance, under certain circumstances.  Though they may be doing so for a noble cause, they have still broken our laws.  Unfortunately, there are others which have violated far greater laws and are very violent.

Despite those who are violent there are a great number of those who are taken advantage of and abused while making the trek to these United States.  There are many who need compassion, despite their legal status.  Once in the US, many will get jobs and be taken advantage of by those in this country.  A check on the exchange rate shows that the Mexican Peso is roughly 16.4:1 USD.  That shows the depressive economy that they have; while I was in the USAF stationed in Germany in 1985-1988 towards the end of my time there the dollar would exchange to 3.2 West German Deutche Marks and the dollar would get 12 East German DMs.  While I can understand the plight of the people and I can understand the disdain of my fellow Americans over their political representation…we as Christians, as brothers and sisters of Christ, must maintain the compassion and mercy of others in the forefront of our minds and hearts!

GuardianAngel1dAfter all we are expected to submit ourselves to the governing authorities, what of those who illegally or improperly enter our country?

Zechariah’s message is to us all, that we may learn the ways of the Christ, the path of Jesus.  While I touched on a political subject (of sorts) I believe I maintained it to the ways of the bible, as a whole, and that message of the love of Christ.

May God Richly Bless You All!

MK Murphy, PhD, DD

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