God has a special concern for the oppressed, particularly for the widow and the fatherless. At all times, those who live by God’s Word, are to care for the fatherless and the widow.
We all know this, probably have heard it in church when the lady who started the “visit old ladies” program tried to guilt you into going and during the commercial about the starving orphans in Africa that needed your money.
Then we come to Psalm 109, a psalm that is quoted in the NT refering to Judas.
“Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.”
Oh, well that’s odd to wish that on someone, but maybe the psalmist is just looking for more people to show mercy too.
“Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.”
Hmm, well, that verse might shoot the “mercy opportunity” application down. But again, maybe he wants to be the sole bread-winner for these fatherless children.
“Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favour his fatherless children.”
Are there people we should not be showing mercy too? Are there people the Church should refuse to help? If you read the Bible, it certainly appears that way.