Grateful Hearts

As we begin the season of Lent, let us have grateful hearts

Psalm 103:1
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Below are examples of answered prayers

Praises!

Answered Prayer through the Super Bowl
Authorities nab 85 in effort to combat Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

Five victims of human trafficking rescued in New Orleans French Quarter

Christian group launches social media campaign against sex trafficking during the Super Bowl

TVPRA Passes in the Senate
The Trafficking Victim Protection Reauthorization Act

Dept. of Transportation
Human Trafficking Survivors offer tips to the DOT

Resolution to help prevent human trafficking

Massage Parlor Owners in Wellesley and Revere
indicted on human trafficking, prostitution charges

Boston.com

Let us receive knowledge by seeking His word

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Proverbs 1:19:20
Such are the ways of all who get gain by violence; it takes away the life of its possessors.  Wisdom cries aloud in the street; in the markets she raises her voice;

Below are also examples of Injustice in the Bible.
Something to ponder: Do you see any similarities between then and now?

Injustice In The Bible

source: The Justice Journey by Jim Martin (IJM)

Human Trafficking

  • Genesis 37:17-36: Joseph sold by his brothers
  • Deuteronomy 24:7
  • Joel 3: God responding to the treatment of his people

Slavery

  • Deuteronomy 23:15: letting g a slave enjoy refuge with you
  • Jeremiah 22:13-30
  • Amos 2 : 6-7: God’s wrath over injustice
  • Acts 16: Paul and SIlas free the fortune-telling slave girl and are imprisoned
  • Nehemiah 5:5: children of the powerless as slaves to the powerful

Prostitution

  • Leviticus 19:29

Rape/Violence

  • Habakkuk 2:15-17

Rape

  • Deuteronomy 22:25-27: perpetrator accountability
  • 2 Samuel 13: 9-14: Tamar and Ammon (violent force)

Police Brutality

  • Mark 14: 65: Christ suffers police brutality (see also Luke 22:63-65)
  • Acts 16: 23-24: Paul and Silas

Illegal Land Seizure

  • Deuteronomy 27:17
  • Job 20:19
  • Proverbs 23:10

Illegal Imprisonment

  • Acts 4:1-4: Paul and Silas
  • Acts 5:18
  • Acts 8:3
  • Acts 12: Peter

Injustice

  • Habakkuk 1: 3–4
  • Luke 11:42 pharisees
  • Exodus 23: 1-9 laws of justice and mercy
  • Leviticus 19:15
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