The Least of These – Abuse Victims

January 10, 2017 For My Daughter's Sake No comments exist

Ideally, a woman, living in an abusive home, would have supportive extended family/friends to turn to, and lean on for refuge/housing/safety, and hope.

If not, a woman ‘should’ feel like she is in a church, where she will be believed, receive help, and protection, while being assisted by the body of believers there, and also assisted toward resources in the community/state/and law.

Support from family/friends/church can also involve finding a Domestic Violence Women’s shelters for the woman, and her children, and helping them get to the location safely and with provisions. 

Women, and their children, found in these tragic situations should be seen as prisoners unjustly imprisoned, who risk everything to leave, including poverty, hunger and thirst and being forced to be a stranger in a new land of refuge, whose minds/hearts/bodies and souls will be sick from the twisted destruction wrought by the abuse they endured, and should be seen by Christians, as among ‘the least of these’ referenced in Matthew 25:34-46.

If a victim of domestic abuse has been introduced into your life…Do these women good…and not evil, as though you were doing good unto Jesus Christ himself. 

Your actions or lack thereof in such a matter, reveal if your heart is tender toward those suffering, and if your heart desires to help…’the least of these…’

Matthew 25: 34-46

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

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