Did you know that contrary to what many people who use parts of The Bible as justification for their inhumane, detestable and rebellious actions believe, God is totally against any form of slavery?
As a matter of fact “trafficking” is in the Old Testament called “man stealing,” and The Bible says this “Anyone who kidnaps another and either sells him or still has him when he is caught, must be put to death” (Exodus 21:16).
In the New Testament, slave-traders are listed among those who are “ungodly and sinful” and are in the same category as those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, adulterers and perverts, and liars and perjurers (1 Timothy 1:8–10).
Jehovah loves the poor, he holds them dear to his heart, He is very compassionate about them. He defends the poor; He is the voice of the poor.
The Father is very vocal about social injustices, poverty and oppression of the poor.
Isaiah 41:17 Father declares,
“The afflicted and needy are seeking water, but there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst. I, the LORD, will answer them Myself, as the God of Israel, I will not forsake them…..”
“I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor,” Psalm 140:12.
Many individuals and countries (governments and leaders) will suffer gravely for their atrocities and mishandling of the poor.
Sodom wasn’t only destroyed because of sexual immorality, but because of oppression of the poor, the injustice!
I HATE POVERTY. The people who have unfortunately become victims of HUMAN TRAFFICKING and SEX SLAVES TRADE are usually from low socio-economic backgrounds and societies, grossly underpaid, underprivileged or unemployed (because there is no employment), scarce benefits….
Many, especially women have been forced to compromise because they’re seeking for better life for themselves and families and are exploited.
Some, the very family members sell them for income to meet expenditures, hence they’re lead into a deadly web of deception only Jehovah can deliver them from.
Pedophiles find this trafficking a highly lucrative business and means of self gratification.
Many of them think that virgins can cure their STD’s and so they prey on the vulnerable children hence you find increased cases of abductions/ kidnapping.
And for those who think only women and children are targets, there are homosexuals having a big part to play in these heinous, intricately planned and organized crimes against those who cannot defend themselves and have no one to speak for them.
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16.
“The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, the wicked does not understand such concern,” Proverbs 29:7.
“Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy,” Proverbs 31:8-9.
~ Syreeta Thomas