Friday, November 17, 2023


 Luke 6:36

King James Version

36 Be ye therefore merciful, 

as your Father also is merciful.

What are the rights of every person?

What is he entitled to?

Who gives the laws?

As born again, I am subject to obey GOD's laws.

As workman, I am tasked to share the gospel with you.

SPIRIT and Scripture give us these rights:

The RIGHT to work.

Genesis 2:15

King James Version

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden 

to dress it and to keep it.

The RIGHT for strangers, widows, and orphans to be treated well.

Exodus 22:21-23

King James Version

21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: 

for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, 

and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry;

The RIGHT to rest.

Exodus 20:9-11

King James Version

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: 

in it thou shalt not do any work, 

thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, 

thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, 

nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, 

the sea, and all that in them is, 

and rested the seventh day: 

wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, 

and hallowed it.

The RIGHT to life.

Exodus 20:13

King James Version

13 Thou shalt not kill.

The RIGHT to be respected.

Exodus 20:16

King James Version

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness 

against thy neighbour.

The RIGHT to receive from other people's generosity.

Leviticus 19:9-10

King James Version

9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, 

thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, 

neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, 

neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; 

thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: 

I am the Lord your God.

The RIGHT for wages to be paid promptly.

Leviticus 19:13

King James Version

13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: 

the wages of him that is hired 

shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

The RIGHT for the handicapped to be treated kindly.

Leviticus 19:14

King James Version

14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, 

nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, 

but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord.

The RIGHT for daughters to be treated with love and respect.

Leviticus 19:29

King James Version

29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, 

to cause her to be a whore; 

lest the land fall to whoredom, 

and the land become full of wickedness.

The RIGHT to receive exactly what you paid for.

Leviticus 19:35-36

King James Version

35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, 

in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

36 Just balances, just weights, 

a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: 

I am the Lord your God, 

which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

The RIGHT for the poor to be treated with love and respect.

Deuteronomy 15:11

King James Version

11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: 

therefore I command thee, saying, 

Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, 

to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

The RIGHT for the poor to be treated justly.

Psalm 82:3-4

King James Version

3 Defend the poor and fatherless: 

do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy: 

rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

The RIGHT, for both rich and poor, to be treated equally.

Proverbs 22:2

King James Version

2 The rich and poor meet together: 

the Lord is the maker of them all.

The RIGHT for the oppressed to be helped.

Isaiah 1:17

King James Version

17 Learn to do well; 

seek judgment, 

relieve the oppressed, 

judge the fatherless, 

plead for the widow.

The RIGHT to heal, and be healed.

Luke 6:6-10

King James Version

6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, 

that he entered into the synagogue and taught: 

and there was a man whose right hand was withered.

7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, 

whether he would heal on the sabbath day; 

that they might find an accusation against him.

8 But he knew their thoughts, 

and said to the man which had the withered hand, 

Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. 

And he arose and stood forth.

9 Then said Jesus unto them, 

I will ask you one thing; 

Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, 

or to do evil? 

to save life, or to destroy it?

10 And looking round about upon them all, 

he said unto the man, 

Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: 

and his hand was restored whole as the other.

The RIGHT to truth.

John 1:17

King James Version

17 For the law was given by Moses, 

but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

The RIGHT to love, and be loved.

John 13:34-35

King James Version

34 A new commandment I give unto you, 

That ye love one another; as I have loved you, 

that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, 

if ye have love one to another.

The RIGHT to liberty.

2 Corinthians 3:17

King James Version

17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: 

and where the Spirit of the Lord is, 

there is liberty.

JESUS has a lovely example of how we ought to treat the poor, and the handicapped.

Luke 14:12-14

King James Version

12 Then said he also to him that bade him, 

When thou makest a dinner or a supper, 

call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, 

neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; 

lest they also bid thee again, 

and a recompence be made thee.

13 But when thou makest a feast, 

call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

14 And thou shalt be blessed; 

for they cannot recompense thee: 

for thou shalt be recompensed 

at the resurrection of the just.

As you can see, GOD's spiritual laws are so different from man's laws, and man's implementation, but it is how we really must live -- through GOD's spiritual laws..

1 Corinthians 2:14

King James Version

14 But the natural man receiveth not 

the things of the Spirit of God: 

for they are foolishness unto him: 

neither can he know them, 

because they are spiritually discerned.

Lastly, JESUS reminds us who we really help.

Matthew 25:40

King James Version

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto 

one of the least of these my brethren, 

ye have done it unto me.

The most beautiful thing about knowing GOD's laws, being born again, and being taught by SPIRIT is that you do things with complete awareness, voluntarily, freely, with joy in your heart, and with no thought of gain.

We delight in serving the LORD.

That's what makes giving true.

May we all work towards helping each other.

And not depriving others of their rights.

Let us be the FIRST ones to uphold the rights of others.

Let us be the FIRST ones to hear the call of the faint.

Let us be the FIRST ones to do, as JESUS did.

For His example is always according to GOD's will.

We can never go wrong that way.

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