5293 defence, human

5293 defence, human

God’s people are to defend the needy and those in their care. They are also to defend the truth entrusted to them.

Defence of the needy

God commands his people to defend the needy Pr 31:8-9 See also Isa 1:17; Isa 10:1-2; Isa 58:6-7,9-10

Examples of those who defended the needy Ps 72:4 Moses: Ex 2:17; Ac 7:24
Ru 2:15-16 Boaz

Neglect of the cause of the needy is condemned Ps 82:2-4 See also Job 5:4; Isa 1:23-24; Isa 29:20-21; Jer 5:26-29; Jer 22:15-17

Church leaders are to defend the flock of God

Ac 20:28-31 See also Jn 21:15-17; 1Ti 4:6; Tit 1:10-11; Heb 13:17; 1Pe 5:2

Christians are urged to defend the faith

It is the responsibility of all believers Jude 3 See also Php 1:27-28; 2Th 2:15

It is the responsibility of Christian leaders in particular 2Ti 1:13-14 See also 1Ti 1:3-10; 1Ti 6:20-21; Tit 1:12-14

Examples of leaders who defended the faith Php 1:16 See also Ac 6:8-10 Stephen; Ac 18:27-28 Apollos Paul: Gal 1:6-9; Gal 2:11-14; Php 1:7

See also

1460truth
5051responsibility
5208armies
5448poverty, attitudes to
5607warfare, examples
5944self-defence
7703apologetics
7733leaders
8292love
8313nurture
8822self-justification

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