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Friday, 1 September 2017

GOD AND THE WIDOW


As I get older, a few of my friends have become widows. Sad as it is, it is just a part of growing old, but I miss my friends husbands as well. They were a team.

Having widows as friends, I often was asked why God allowed them to lose their spouses and some questioned their faith and were angry with Him. Some even thought that God was punishing them. So in order to help,  I decided to do a study on how God sees the widow..

* He is protective of widows.
You have sent widows away empty, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed. Job 22:9

* He is a defender of widows.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5

“who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation.” Luke 20:47

* He judges those who exploit widows.
And I will come near you for judgement; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien— because they do not fear Me,” says the LORD of hosts.  Malachi 3:5

You have sent widows away empty, and the strength of the fatherless was crushed. Job 22:9

To rob the needy of justice, and to take what is right from the poor of My people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless.  Isaiah 10:2

* He raised the dead because of widows.
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them. But Peter put them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, "Tabitha, arise." And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. Then he gave her his hand and lifted her up; and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. Acts 9:39-41

* He honours them.
Honor widows who are really widows. 1 Timothy 5:3

* He provides for them.
Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.” Jeremiah 49:11


Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. Acts 6:1

* He loves them and wants the Body of Christ to love them..
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

I was glad I did the study because I was able to tell my friends that God really loves them and will be a husband to them and a Father to the fatherless...

For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;  He is called the God of the whole earth. Isaiah 54:5

A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5

© Glenys Robyn Hicks



2 comments:

  1. I have a friend who was widowed a week or so ago. Her husband will be missed, as well, but she knows that God is faithful and will continue to be. I'll share this with her at an appropriate time. Blessings!

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    1. Condolences to you and your friend. Please share it if it will help.... Glenys

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