Providing for the Widow and the Orphan

by Chuck Adair on February 22, 2024

Providing for the Widow and the Orphan

Read Zechariah 7:8-10
Today’s Truth

What a potent few verses!  When you think about the context here, this is God’s people and the process of rebuilding the temple and returning to God, not just to the land that God had promised to bring them back to after the exile but returning to intimacy with God.

Discussion Question
  1. Why are we to show kindness to one another?
  2. How have you been kind specifically to the poor and downtrodden?
  3. Why do you think the poor matter so much to God?
Life Application

In this text, God’s people had not shown kindness and mercy to one another. They had oppressed widows and orphans and sojourners and the poor. They’d devised evil against each other in their hearts. Is that possible? Is it possible for the people of God to participate in religious rituals of all kinds, including fasting, and to miss the whole point by not showing kindness and mercy and justice to one another and the world around them? May it not be so with us.

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