Orphans in Need: What the Holy Scriptures Tell Us

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Our Lord has been very specific about helping orphans in need. In fact, the holy bible is full of advice and instructions that clearly define the important status of orphans in our society.

The good Lord has constantly urged us to help the orphans in need. in any way we can. Therefore, it is incumbent on us to follow these injunctions not just as God fearing Christians but also as kind and compassionate human beings. We have only to open the Holy Bible to see the many clear-cut guidelines regarding the seminal importance of helping orphans in need.

Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Matthew 6:1-4 NIV

In the above set of verses, the Lord is concerned about the needs of the destitute and the poor. The mere fact that ‘He’ has given us plenty is also a ‘test.’ And it is not just a test of our generosity, but also of our innate good nature. That is, we should not ‘boast’ of our kindness and thereby end up making the orphans feel indebted to us. On the contrary, we should make sure that our kindness remains a closely guarded secret, known only to the Lord so that we remain safe from the sins of pride and arrogance.

You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, and my wrath will burn, and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.”

Exodus 22:21 to 24


This excellent verse highlights the fact that the Lord that even though the Lord is merciful, he can be wrathful towards anyone who dares to transgress against the right of the orphans in need.


In light of the above, we can conclude that the blessed scriptures contain plenty of commandments to help those who cannot help themselves. And they also admonish people who sustain themselves, without caring about orphans in need. .

“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless (orphans), and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

“Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless (orphans), and the widow.’ And all the people shall say,’ Amen’.”

Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV


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