In Times of Crisis

What would you do if you witnessed a shooting? Is it any of your business? Should you get involved?

A friend of mine who saw a man shoot someone in a parking lot risked her life by getting out of her car and hurrying to help the victim, who lay dying on the pavement.

The very next Monday, during my Bible-reading, I came across a passage in Proverbs that applauded my friend’s compassion and level-headedness.

“Don’t hesitate to rescue someone who is about to be executed unjustly. You may say that it is none of your business, but God knows and judges your motives. He keeps watch on you; he knows. And he will reward you according to what you do.”
(Proverbs 24:11-12)

She’s my hero! I won’t ever forget what she did, and if I’m ever in such a crisis, I hope to be as brave, for that’s what God asks of us.

4 thoughts on “In Times of Crisis

  1. Yes, The Lord provides many opportunities for His Believers to respond to His Love! Thank you for this reminder to be sensitive and quick to respond as the need indicates!

  2. Oh my. Very good question, Norma. And an amazing quote from Proverbs…who knew the Bible so specifically addresses even this situation? Now that I’ve read this verse, I want the “don’t hesitate” command embedded in the auto-response portion of my brain or, as Proverbs also says, “written on the tablet of my heart.”

    1. Yes, who knew?! I was blown away by this verse, and when my friend read it, she sobbed. Like you, I’d like to have it part of my auto-response, because I’m sure I’d be scared out of my wits. Thanks, Diane.

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