Duties toward the Poor and the Oppressed

Read Bible verses that will provide biblical guidance, understanding and encouragement in your everyday life. The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance to help you through any season of your life.

Sirach 4

1   My child, do not cheat the poor of their living,
      and do not keep needy eyes waiting.
2    Do not grieve the hungry,
      or anger one in need.
3    Do not add to the troubles of the desperate,
      or delay giving to the needy.
4    Do not reject a suppliant in distress,
      or turn your face away from the poor.
5    Do not avert your eye from the needy,
      and give no one reason to curse you;
6    for if in bitterness of soul some should curse you,
      their Creator will hear their prayer.

7    Endear yourself to the congregation;
      bow your head low to the great.
8    Give a hearing to the poor,
      and return their greeting politely.
9    Rescue the oppressed from the oppressor;
      and do not be hesitant in giving a verdict.
10   Be a father to orphans,
      and be like a husband to their mother;
     you will then be like a son of the Most High,
      and he will love you more than does your mother.

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Duties toward Parents

Read Bible verses that will provide biblical guidance, understanding and encouragement in your everyday life. The Bible contains uplifting and encouraging scriptures for any situation you may face in life, and will guide you in your walk with Christ. Below are selected Bible verses that will offer biblically based guidance to help you through any season of your life.

Sirach 3

1  Listen to me your father, O children;
     act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety.
2   For the Lord honors a father above his children,
     and he confirms a mother’s right over her children.
3   Those who honor their father atone for sins,
   and those who respect their mother are like those who lay up treasure.
5   Those who honor their father will have joy in their own children,
     and when they pray they will be heard.
6   Those who respect their father will have long life,
     and those who honor their mother obey the Lord;
   they will serve their parents as their masters.
8   Honor your father by word and deed,
     that his blessing may come upon you.
9   For a father’s blessing strengthens the houses of the children,
     but a mother’s curse uproots their foundations.
10  Do not glorify yourself by dishonoring your father,
      for your father’s dishonor is no glory to you.
11  The glory of one’s father is one’s own glory,
      and it is a disgrace for children not to respect their mother.

12   My child, help your father in his old age,
      and do not grieve him as long as he lives;
13   even if his mind fails, be patient with him;
      because you have all your faculties do not despise him.
14   For kindness to a father will not be forgotten,
      and will be credited to you against your sins;
15   in the day of your distress it will be remembered in your favor;
      like frost in fair weather, your sins will melt away.
16   Whoever forsakes a father is like a blasphemer,
      and whoever angers a mother is cursed by the Lord.

Warning against Impurity and Infidelity

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Proverbs chapter 5

1My child, be attentive to my wisdom;
    incline your ear to my understanding,
so that you may hold on to prudence,
    and your lips may guard knowledge.
For the lips of a loose woman drip honey,
    and her speech is smoother than oil;
but in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
    sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death;
    her steps follow the path to Sheol.
She does not keep straight to the path of life;
    her ways wander, and she does not know it.

And now, my child listen to me,
    and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Keep your way far from her,
    and do not go near the door of her house;
or you will give your honor to others,
    and your years to the merciless,
10 and strangers will take their fill of your wealth,
    and your labors will go to the house of an alien;
11 and at the end of your life you will groan,
    when your flesh and body are consumed,
12 and you say, “Oh, how I hated discipline,
    and my heart despised reproof!
13 I did not listen to the voice of my teachers
    or incline my ear to my instructors.
14 Now I am at the point of utter ruin
    in the public assembly.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern,
    flowing water from your own well.
16 Should your springs be scattered abroad,
    streams of water in the streets?
17 Let them be for yourself alone,
    and not for sharing with strangers.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
    and rejoice in the wife of your youth,
19     a lovely deer, a graceful doe.
May her breasts satisfy you at all times;
    may you be intoxicated always by her love.
20 Why should you be intoxicated, my son, by another woman
    and embrace the bosom of an adulteress?
21 For human ways are under the eyes of the Lord,
    and he examines all their paths.
22 The iniquities of the wicked ensnare them,
    and they are caught in the toils of their sin.
23 They die for lack of discipline,
    and because of their great folly they are lost.

Love for Enemies

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Read the below and meditate. Think how many times you could do as written in the Bible.

Luke 6:27-36

27 “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,
28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.
30 Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your goods, do not ask for them again.
31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.
33 If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
34 If you lend to those from whom you hope to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return.[e] Your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.
36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

The Responsibility of Children to Their Parents

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Children get blessings through their parents.

Obey their parents.

No doubt, all parents would agree that this is the right thing for kids to do. But why is obedience to parents the proper course of action?

Simply because God says that it is! “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1).

Respect and honor their parents.
The Lord’s message to children is, 2. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), 3 “that it may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:2-3).

Love their parents.

Take care of their parents

Pray with tears for them.

Sirach 3
Duties toward Parents
1 Listen to me your father, O children;
and act accordingly, that you may be kept in safety.
2 For the Lord honored the father above the children,
and he confirmed the right of the mother over her sons.
3 Whoever honors his father atones for sins,
4 and whoever glorifies his mother is like one who lays up treasure.
5 Whoever honors his father will be gladdened by his own children,
and when he prays he will be heard.
6 Whoever glorifies his father will have long life,
and whoever obeys the Lord will refresh his mother;
7 he will serve his parents as his masters.[a]
8 Honor your father by word and deed,
that a blessing from him may come upon you.
9 For a father’s blessing strengthens the houses of the children,
but a mother’s curse uproots their foundations.
10 Do not glorify yourself by dishonoring your father,
for your father’s dishonor is no glory to you.
11 For a man’s glory comes from honoring his father,
and it is a disgrace for children not to respect their mother.
12 O son, help your father in his old age,
and do not grieve him as long as he lives;
13 even if he is lacking in understanding, show forbearance;
in all your strength do not despise him.
14 For kindness to a father will not be forgotten,
and against your sins it will be credited to you;
15 in the day of your affliction it will be remembered in your favor;
as frost in fair weather, your sins will melt away.
16 Whoever forsakes his father is like a blasphemer,
and whoever angers his mother is cursed by the Lord.

Proverbs 30:17
The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother
will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.