“He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. Fear the Lord your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name. He is the one you praise; He is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” (10:18-21)
Everything we do should be in response to Who God is. We aren’t His because we’re better than other people (as He makes abundantly clear in chapter 9), we are His because we are made in His image and He chose us.
We love the widow, orphan and foreigner (those needing help and defense), because they are made in His image and has chosen to be their Defender.
We praise Him because He is infinitely worthy. What a glorious, mighty God we serve!
Think about His goodness and compassion today, and consider how you, too, can be God’s love to the orphan, widow and foreigner. They are not a burden. They are closest to the heart of Our Father.