Privileging the vulnerable

God shows a consistent concern for the welfare of the vulnerable throughout the pages of scripture. Particularly singled out are the poor, widows, orphans, and foreigners living amongst the people of God (see Zechariah 7:10 for instance). God takes a dim view of those who would sin against them through passive neglect or active oppression. There is no room in God’s law for legal or economic discrimination. Quite the opposite in fact.

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