I was first going to write today about verse 10
If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited.
How often do we quit because the task ahead of us is difficult?
It could be something on our jobs, but usually the things we quit working on when they become difficult are relationships: marriages, friendships, etc.
I think a lot could be said along these lines. (Don't make me do everything for you. hahaha. Let God talk to you about this.)
But as I reread this verse and then the verses following it, they reminded me of how the world reacted during the Holocaust.
10 If you do nothing in a difficult time, your strength is limited. 11 Rescue those being taken off to death, and save those stumbling toward slaughter. 12 If you say, "But we didn't know about this," won't He who weighs hearts consider it? Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?
If you have followed my blog for ery long you know that one of the things I care about is the Persecuted Church. There a MANY places around the world where being a Christian can cost you your life. Here are a couple of web sites that will not onlyl help you see what is going on around the world, but they also give ways that you can make a difference and actually do something in a difficult time.
Voice of the Martyrs You can get a free copy of the book "Tortured for Christ"
Persecuted Church This site has links to a whole lot of organizations that work with those who are persecuted.
Here are some other great verses from Proverbs 24