Monday, July 11, 2016

Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate Jeremiah 7:5-7

(Jer. 7:5) "For if you truly amend your ways and your deeds, if you truly practice justice between a man and his neighbor,

(Jer. 7-6) if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,

(Jer. 7-7) then I will let you dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever.…"

The Bible expressly tells the people of Israel to refrain from oppressing the marginalized, like immigrants, orphans, and widows.