If you say, “But we didn't know about this, won't He who weighs hearts consider it? Won't He who protects your life know? Won't He repay a person according to his work?” Proverbs 24:12 HCSB
There are many who are elderly, disabled, blind, and/or homeless. I have encountered such individuals and have oftenbeen tempted to avoid or ignore them. We will all be held accountable for ignoring the innocent and needy.
This verse is referring back to the previous two verses and describes the consequences for ignoring the innocent and needy. It also shows the seriousness of following God's commands. Someday we all will stand before a Holy God and give an account for what we did here on earth. He will judge sin and the deeds of all mankind.
Challenge: God looks at our hearts – our motives, thoughts, and intentions – rather than our actions. Nothing we do or think is hidden from God. Be careful what you think. Pray that your thoughts and motives will always be clean and pure.
Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 12:1-13:18; Matthew 8:18-34