The Prophet

"Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all the unfortunate. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and needy." PR. 31:8-9

Proverbs is filled with a father's advice to his sons. It served kings as a training manual for their next generation of leaders. Perhaps Proverbs has no greater words of wisdom than these shared by a mother with her son. They contain a timeless challenge for those given a platform to speak truth in the public square and for those who exercise influence within the halls of justice. Those who cannot speak for themselves have the right to be heard. Those who are afflicted and needy have the right to be judged without prejudice. These words not only voice the heart of a mother, but they reveal the mind of God. Many pulpits remain silent to the cries of infants being ripped apart from their mothers' wombs. In a fearful attempt to protect the non-profit status of the church, these self-muzzled preachers create a non-prophet institution. Don't be one of them.