This article appeared in the Daily SouthTown yesterday. I found it fascinating because it perfectly captured the points of what we teach here at 113 Restoration, namely, the power and responsibility of the father to care for his family, and those he is directly responsible for, as well as how YHVH is the judge of widows and orphans. Beyond this, He commands us not to put a stumbling block in front of the blind.
He executes justice for the orphan and the widow
Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.
You shall not curse a deaf man, nor place a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.
Common culture tends to believe that an orphan is a child that has no parents, i.e., father or mother, but is this Biblical?
In exploring this topic, the first consideration one should have is, ‘to whom do the children belong?’ Again, common culture tends to believe that children are jointly the possession of father and mother, but, is this Biblical?
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
There is no better way to ‘visit an orphan in their distress’ than to provide them with a loving Godly home!!
Dear friends, Nick and Courtney Rebovich, are all about spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom and modeling, in every way, their love of Messiah Yeshua! They came into this walk about the same time we did and our paths crossed at a Messianic fellowship in Prosperity, SC. Their contagious fire motivated all of us to dig deeper in the Scriptures and take our King at His Word.
In time, they, along with their beautiful daughter, Kori, were moved to begin facilitating a home fellowship in Greenwood, SC that has grown to the point it now needs to multiply into two fellowships. In addition to homeshooling and helping to coordinate many aspects of the Messianic community in Western South Carolina, she also participates in prison ministry and outreach to the needy. But, they have a heart for more!!