Lazaroo – Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb 03, 2011 I Lazaroo.

Allow yourself a glimpse into God’s heart, as you pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud to Him:

“Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
(Isaiah 1:17)

This is a big deal to You, isn’t it, Jesus?
A really big deal.

It infuriates You

when the strong walk all over the weak
when the smart take advantage of the mentally challenged
when the rich manipulate the poor
when the wise withhold their knowledge from the clueless
when the hip crowd smirks at the socially inept
when the experienced refuse to help newbies learn the ropes
when the haves lord it over the have-nots
when the in-crowd won’t admit those who long to be included
when the beautiful look down their perfect noses at the plain
when the famous belittle those they consider to be nobodies

You are the Defender of the weak.

May I never give You cause to defend one of them

against me.

Exodus 23:10-11; Leviticus 19:10; 1 Samuel 2:8; Proverbs 23:10-11; Ezekiel 34:17-22; Acts 20:35; Romans 15:1-3; 1 Corinthians 1:26-29; James 2:1-10

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

2 responses so far.

  1. Julie Hill Says:

    Scott, thanks for sharing the song. Makes me want to hear it. If you get the chance, search You Tube for “Somebody Like Me” by Jason Crabb. Several versions will come up, but listen to the one that says (new edit). Powerful video and same concept as “If We Are the Body”.

    Isaiah 1:17 – Even though it says the “fatherless” and the “widow”, it makes me think of men (and women) who find themselves as a parent and/or a spouse, but in reality they do not come close to fulfilling the responsibilties of these roles. Society is so broken and our responsibilty as Christians is so far reaching. Lord help us to see people through your eyes and respond with your heart.

  2. Scott A. Bailes Says:

    Steve, Thanks for provoking me to face this reality of life. There is a stark contrast between our naturally insensitive and careless fleshly responses to the lowly and needy in comparison to the divine responses of a always sensitve and all-caring God. Made me think of the lyrics to the Casting Crown song … If We Are the Body

    It’s crowded in worship today
    As she slips in
    Trying to fade into the faces
    The girls’ teasing laughter is carrying farther than they know
    Farther than they know

    A traveler is far away from home
    He sheds his coat
    And quietly sinks into the back row
    The weight of their judgmental glances tells him that his chances
    Are better out on the road

    Jesus paid much too high a price
    For us to pick and choose who should come
    And we are the Body of Christ

    But if we are the Body
    Why aren’t His arms reaching
    Why aren’t His hands healing
    Why aren’t His words teaching
    And if we are the Body
    Why aren’t His feet going
    Why is His love not showing them there is a way

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