Strong words from God's word about caring for orphans and widows

     One of my favorite verses in the Bible that deals with caring for orphans:  Deuteronomy 24:19.  It's a command with a promise for blessing for all those who obey God's commandment to give a portion of our income to help orphans and widows.
    But, we find even stronger words in  Exodus 22:  22-24:

22 “You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child. 23 If you afflict them in any way, and they cry at all to Me, I will surely hear their cry; 24 and My wrath will become hot, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless." 

     Is ignoring the plight of orphans afflicting them?  I don't think we want to find out.

Big Family Mission volunteers play games with children at orphanage.