Want a Blessing? Blessed Are Those Who Have Regard for the Weak–Psalm 41:1-3
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
He does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.
Read the first verse of this psalm again: “Blessed are those who have regard for the weak.” Do you want to be blessed? Then you must have regard for the weak, the poor, the impoverished, imprisoned, widowed, sick and dying, the youth, the orphan, etc. We may neglectfully turn a blind eye, but God does not turn His eye from us. He is watching us, depending on us to rise up and stand for those who can not stand for themselves. He depends on His disciples to lead by example. To ‘love thy neighbor’ as they love themselves. The next time God gives you an opportunity to help someone, do it. Let us never forget what Jesus told us in Matthew 25:40-45:
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of Mine, you did for Me.’
41 “Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite Me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after Me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help You?’
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.’”
[Read and meditate on this psalm today. How do these Words speak to you? Let us know in the comment section below.]