Handicap Roles Respect The Handicapped
Handicap roles I am the Lord your God, and I command you not to make fun of the deaf or to cause a blind person to stumble. Leviticus 19:14 After you cross the Jordan River, you will go to Mount Gerizim and Mount Ebal.
of Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin will go up on Mount Gerizim, where they will bless the people of Israel.
The tribes of Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali will go up on Mount Ebal where they will agree to the curses. The people of the Levi tribe will speak each curse in a loud voice, then the rest of the people will agree to that curse by saying, "Amen!" Here are the curses:
Handicap roles We ask the Lord
to put a curse on anyone who makes an idol or worships idols, even secretly.
The Lord is disgusted with idols. We ask the Lord to put a curse on all who do not show respect for their
father and mother.
We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who moves the rocks that mark property lines. We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who tells blind people to go the wrong way. We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who keeps the poor from getting justice, Handicap roles whether these poor are foreigners, widows, or orphans.
We ask the Lord to put a curse on any man who sleeps with his fathers wife; that man has shown no respect for his fathers marriage. We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who has sex with an animal. We ask the Lord to put a curse on any man who sleeps with his sister or his half sister or his mother-in-law.
Handicap roles We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who commits murder, even when there are no witnesses to the crime. We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who accepts money to murder an innocent victim. We ask the Lord to put a curse on anyone who refuses to obey his laws. And so, to each of these curses, the people will answer, Amen! Deuteronomy
Hindrance to worship
The Lord told Moses to say to Aaron: No descendant of yours can ever serve as my priest if he is blind or lame, if his face is disfigured, if one leg is shorter than the other, if either a foot or a hand is crippled, if he is a Handicap roles.
hunchback or a dwarf, if an eye or his skin is diseased, or if his testicles have been damaged.
These men may not serve as my priests and burn sacrifices to me. They may eat the food offerings presented to me, but they may not enter the sacred place or serve me at the altar. RememberI am the Lord, the one who makes a priest holy. Moses told all of this to Aaron, his sons, and the people of Israel. Leviticus 21:16-24
Cutting off thumbs, big toes
Bezek tried to escape, but soldiers from Judah caught him. They cut off his thumbs and big toes, and he said, Ive cut off the thumbs and big toes of seventy kings and made those kings crawl around under my table for scraps of food. handicap roles Now God is paying me back.
The army of Judah took the king of Bezek along with them to Jerusalem, where he died. Judges 1:6-7 Kindness to crippled son One day, David thought, I wonder if any of Sauls family are still alive. If they are, I will be kind to them, because I made a promise to Jonathan. Handicap roles David called in Ziba, one of the servants of Sauls family. David said, So
you are Ziba. Yes, Your Majesty, I am. David asked, Are any of Sauls family still alive? If there are, I want to be kind to them. Ziba answered, One of Jonathans sons is still alive, but he cant walk. Where is he? David asked. Ziba replied, He lives in Lo-Debar with Machir the son of Ammiel.
David sent some servants to
bring Jonathans son from Lo-Debar. His name was Mephibosheth, and he was the grandson of Saul. He came to David and knelt down. David asked, Are you Mephibosheth? Yes, I am, Your Majesty. David said, Dont be afraid. Ill be kind to you because Jonathan was your father. Im going to give you back the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul. Handicap
roles Besides that, you will always eat with me at my table. Mephibosheth knelt down again and said, Why should you care about me?
Im worth no more than a dead dog.
David called in Ziba, Sauls chief servant, and told him, Since Mephibosheth is Sauls grandson, Ive given him back everything that belonged to your master Saul and his family. You and your fifteen sons and twenty servants will work for Mephibosheth. You will farm his land and bring in his crops, so that Sauls family and servants will have food. But Mephibosheth will
always eat with me at my table. Ziba replied, Your Majesty, I will do exactly what you tell me to do.
So Zibas family and servants worked for Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was lame, but he lived in Jerusalem and ate at Davids table, just like one of Davids own sons. And he had a young son of his own, named Mica. 2 Samuel 9:1-13
Ankle sprain avoided
You clear the way for me, handicap roles and now I wont stumble. 2 Samuel 22:37 Handicapped by leprosy Naaman was the commander of the Syrian army. The Lord had helped him and his troops defeat their enemies, so the king of Syria respected Naaman very much. Naaman was a brave soldier, but he had leprosy.
2 Kings 5:1 Feeble hands Remember how your word have guided and encouraged many in need. Job 4:3-4 Helping blind, lame I was good to the blind and t o the lame. Job 29:15 Misusing the unfortunate They hide outside villages, waiting to strike and murder some innocent victim They are hungry lions hiding in the bushes, hoping to catch some helpless passerby.
They trap the poor in nets and drag them away. They crouch down and wait to grab a victim. Psalm 10:8-10 Help the handicapped But you must defend those who are helpless and have no hope. Proverbs 31:8 Lame plunder But your nation is a ship with its rigging loose, its mast shaky, and its sail not spread. Handicap roles Someday even you that are lame will take
everything you want from your enemies.
Blind see, deaf hear
The blind will see, and the ears of the deaf will be healed. Isaiah 35:5 Spiritually blind and deaf You people are deaf and blind, but the Lord commands you to listen and to see. No one is as blind or deaf as his messenger, his chosen servant, who sees and hears so much, but pays no attention. Isaiah 42:18-20 Dull weapons I told them that the Lord God of Israel had told me to
say to King Zedekiah: The Babylonians have surrounded Jerusalem and want to kill you and your people.
You are asking me to save you, but you have made me furious. So I will stretch out my mighty arm and fight against you myself. Handicap roles Your army is using spears and swords to fight the Babylonians, but I will make your own weapons turn and attack you. I will send a horrible disease to kill many of the people and animals in Jerusalem, and there will be nothing left to
Finally, I will let King Nebuchadnezzar and his army fight their way to the center of Jerusalem and capture everyone who is left alive, including you and your officials. But Nebuchadnezzar wont be kind or show any mercyhe will have you killed! I, the Lord, have spoken. Jeremiah 21:3-7
All at once an angel from the Lord appeared to Zechariah at the right side of the altar.
Zechariah was confused and afraid when he saw the angel. But the angel told him: Dont be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayers. Your wife Elizabeth will have a son, and you must name him John. His birth will make you very happy, and many people will be glad. Your son will be a great servant of the Lord. Handicap roles He must never drink wine or beer, and the power of
the Holy Spirit will be with him from the time he is born.
John will lead many people in Israel to turn back to the Lord their God. He will go ahead of the Lord with the same power and spirit that Elijah had. And because of John, parents will be more thoughtful of their children. And people who now disobey God will begin to think as they ought to. That is how John will get people ready for the Lord. Zechariah said to the angel, How
will I know this is going to happen?
and I are both very old. The angel answered, I am Gabriel, Gods servant, and I was sent to tell you this good news. You have not believed what I have said. So you will not be able to say a thing until all this happens. But everything will take place when it is supposed to. Handicap roles.
The crowd was waiting for Zechariah and kept wondering why he was staying so long in the temple. When he did come out, he could not speak, and they knew he had seen a vision. He motioned to them with his hands, but did not say a thing. Luke 1:11-22 Deaf signing So they motioned to Zechariah to find out what he wanted to name his son. Luke 1:62
Jesus forced a demon out of a man who could not talk. Handicap roles.
And after the demon had gone out, the man started speaking, and the crowds were amazed. Luke 11:14
Body crippled by demon
One Sabbath, Jesus was teaching in a Jewish meeting place, and a woman was there who had been crippled by an evil spirit for eighteen years. She was completely bent over and could not straighten up. When Jesus saw the woman, he called her over and said, You are now well. He placed his hands on her, and right away she stood up straight and praised God.
Purpose of blindness
As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been blind since birth. Jesus disciples asked, Teacher, why was this man born blind? Was it because he or his parents sinned? No, it wasnt! Jesus answered. But because of his blindness, you will see God work a miracle for him. As long as it is day, we must do what the one who
sent me wants me to do. When night comes, no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light for the world. After Jesus said this, he spit on the ground. Handicap roles He made some mud and smeared it on the mans eyes. Then he said, Go and wash off the mud in Siloam Pool.
The man went and washed in Siloam, which means One Who Is Sent. When he had washed off the mud, he could see. The mans neighbors and the people who had seen him begging wondered if he really could be the same man. Some of them said he was the same beggar, while others said he only looked like him. But he told them, I am that man. Then how can you see? they
asked. He Handicap roles answered, Someone named Jesus made some mud and smeared it on my eyes. He told me to go and wash it off in Siloam Pool. When I did, I could see.
Where is he now? they asked. I dont know, he answered. John 9:1-12 Vanity antidote
If I have to brag,
I will brag about how weak I am. 2 Corinthians 11:30 Of course, I am now referring to the wonderful things I saw. One of Satans angels was sent to make me suffer terribly, so that I would not feel too proud. Three times I begged the Lord to make this suffering go away. But he replied, My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.
So if Christ keeps giving me his power, I will gladly brag about how weak I am. Yes, I am glad to be weak or insulted or mistreated or to have troubles and sufferings, if it is for Christ Handicap roles Because when I am weak, I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Illness a blessing My friends, I beg you to be like me,
just as I once tried to be like you. Did you mistreat me when I first preached to you? No you didnt, even though you knew I had come there because I was sick. My illness must have caused you some trouble, but you didnt hate me or turn me away because of it. You welcomed me as though I were one of Gods angels or even Christ Jesus himself. Galatians 4:12-14
Apparent poor eyesight You can see what big letters I make when I write with my own hand. Galatians 6:11 Handicapped by chains Pray that I will be given the message to speak and that I may fearlessly explain the mystery about the good news. I was sent to do this work, and thats the reason I am in jail. So pray that I will be brave and will speak as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20
Handicap Roles enhanced ministry My dear friends, I want you to know that what has happened to me has helped to spread the good news. Handicap rolels.
The Roman guards and all the others know that I am here in jail because I serve Christ. Now most of the Lords followers have become brave and are fearlessly telling the message. Philippians 1:12-14
Later, when Jacob was about to die, he leaned on his walking stick and worshiped. Then because of his faith he blessed each of Josephs sons. Hebrews 11:21Level path for lame Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking and walk a straight path. Then lame people will be healed, instead of getting worse. Hebrews 12:12-13
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