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God Helps the Weak

There are many stories in Scripture that show that God helps the weak to accomplish His will. In fact, God often uses the weak to display His glory, redeem His people, and demonstrate truth in Himself. Here are a few biblical examples of underdogs who did great things, despite their weakness. Gideon is one such example. He is first introduced in Scripture hiding in a wine press.

God gives power to the faint

Isaiah 40:29 refers to God increasing the strength of the weak. This is not an insignificant verse, for God is omnipotent and never grows weary. He provides power and vigor to those who are weak, even those who are faint. God gives power to the faint because God is “the Creator of the ends of the earth.”

The youths will stumble and tire, but those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and walk without fatigue. They will have a new strength and will be able to accomplish everything they set out to do.

God’s character is constant

One of the most important aspects of God’s character is that it will never change. This is something that can give us peace and comfort in times of trouble. The Bible tells us that God is immutable, and that His character will not change. This does not mean that God is unchangeable, however.

While immutability is a good thing, it can also be problematic for those who believe that God cannot change. The New Testament makes clear that the Son of God was preexistent and thus the Second Person of God would not change. However, this doesn’t mean that God is inert and insensitive. In fact, Scripture speaks of His continual work to sustain creation.

This can be seen in the oath that God took to guarantee His purpose. In fact, God made an oath that guarantees His purpose and His purposes will never change. This shows that God is not a man-made being that can change. Therefore, God cannot make a promise and then fail to follow through with it.

The argument for God’s constancy also depends on the constancy of His laws. If God is immutable and cannot change, the laws of physics will remain the same. Therefore, if God can keep his laws constant, then his actions are always consistent.

God uses the weak to accomplish His will

Unlike our society, God often chooses to use the weak and broken to accomplish His will. We see God using people like us because they give the greatest honor to Him. He looks down on this world and sees the broken and needy. We want to do His will, but often feel unable or inadequate to do it.

As believers, we must recognize that our humanity is one of our greatest strengths. If we hide our weaknesses, we will be forced to depend on God more. The Bible shows us that God often places His greatest gifts in common clay vessels. This happens before He even establishes the church! God can transform a weak person into His likeness, and He gets all the glory for it!

For example, God chose the foolish things of this world to put the wise and powerful to shame. This demonstrates that He is not interested in what is strong or wise, but is interested in the weak. The weak are God’s choice to reveal His will. He uses them to expose the pretenses of the strong and wise.

The weak and foolish are often the ones who are called to faith by God. The world sees them as fools, losers, and idiots for believing in Jesus. But because of God’s grace, they can see clearly the true value of the message of Jesus.

God’s faithfulness

In these difficult times, we need God’s comfort and guidance. Even though life isn’t fair, He is faithful to His promises. He will comfort you in your time of need, and He will strengthen your spirit. You don’t have to do everything on your own; He will take care of everything for you, including your physical needs.

The Bible speaks often about God’s faithfulness. Scriptures about His faithfulness describes Him as “rock,” “just,” and “true”. We can trust Him and experience His faithfulness in our lives. In fact, there are over a dozen Bible verses that describe God’s faithfulness.

The story of Abraham’s son Isaac is a good example of God’s faithfulness. This patriarch was a righteous person and served God faithfully. However, he was not perfect; he had periods of unfaithfulness. He lied about his relationship with his wife Rebekah and lied about his relationship with his two sons, Jacob and Esau. Despite these setbacks, God still remained faithful to Abraham.

Scripture is full of examples of how God uses the weak to showcase His glory, show His grace, and display truth. Underdogs in Scripture prove that weak people can do great things. The Bible also includes stories of Gideon and Noah, who hid in a wine press for a while. And Jesus’ disciples were no exception! They were also weak.

Jesus’ example

In the Hebrew Bible, God proclaimed Himself as the protector of the poor and helpless. The poor were those with no social kinship or male protector. They also suffered from emotional and spiritual poverty. But the Bible’s God chose the weak and invited them to join him in his kingdom. This is the opposite of the world’s tendency to favor powerful, influential individuals.

Scripture is full of examples of God working through the weak to show His glory, grace, and truth. These biblical underdogs show how a weak person can achieve great things. Gideon, for example, first appeared in Scripture as a man hiding in a wine press. His story illustrates that even if we lack strength and power, God can still use our weakness to accomplish great things.

Taking care of the poor

The Bible speaks often of God’s concern for the poor and oppressed. Most notably, the Mosaic formulation of this group includes the fatherless, widow, and sojourner. The word “sojourner” is significant because the group was not a part of the social structures that would provide for them. Indeed, God reminds Israel that they were once sojourners in Egypt. Throughout the Old Testament, the Bible speaks of God taking care of the poor as a way to make them feel valued and free.

As Christians, we should follow the example of our Lord and help the poor. The Bible makes a clear case for taking care of the poor: “Thou shalt not oppress the poor.” We are called to show mercy and compassion to those in need. It is important to remember that the poor are made in God’s image and are worthy of love and respect.

We can also learn more about how to care for the poor by studying the Bible. One Bible passage that gives insight into the blessings of helping others is the story of Jesus in Bethany, the home of Simon the Leper. He was accompanied by a woman with a jar of expensive perfume. She proceeded to pour it on the head of Jesus, who was reclining.

The Bible also teaches that the poor must be fed. God commands us to feed the poor by gleaning.

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