Saturday, April 2, 2022

God's Laws: Help Your Enemy

Exodus Chapter 23

4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

How many times have you seen posters of pets who have been lost or run away and the owner is asking for help to find them? This verse says that should you see those pets, you should return them to their owner.

If you see a cow that has somehow got loose from the pasture it was grazing in, you should notify the owner - simple as that!

In verse 5, if someone you cannot stand is stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire and no jack, and you have a jack, you should help him - simple as that. You don't make the man or woman abandon their vehicle for thiefs, any more than you would allow an animal to die under the weight of luggage they are carrying for the man or woman if they are moving and need to get it transported.

It is only right not to watch someone who is suffering and walk away, knowing you could have eased their suffering. And, God says it doesn't matter if you like them or not.

HE does.

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