God stands in the divine assembly;
he pronounces judgment among the gods:
“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Rescue the poor and needy;
save them from the power of the wicked.”
They do not know or understand;
they wander in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
I said, “You are gods;
you are all sons of the Most High.
However, you will die like humans
and fall like any other ruler.”
Rise up, God, judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you.
Psalm 82 (CSB)
God is a God of justice. He a defender, a fighter for those who are marginalized, those who are undone and unseen by society, by the Church, by us. He is for them, not against them.
As God followers, we are to be like Him, providing justice for the needy and the fatherless and upholding the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We must pay attention, not averting our eyes when it all seems to be too much, and we must not be silent but speak up when people are being mistreated, when the image of God in them has been stripped away through people’s words and deeds.
The work of justice is the work of the God, of Him making all things right again, and we get to participate in it right now, right where we’re at.
God, bring Your justice here on earth. Help us to see, to pay attention, to join You in making all things right again. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.
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Beth Williams says
There is so much injustice in this world today. It is so easy to turn a blind eye to it all. We can’t do that. We have to do something-however small. We must try to make a difference in this world. If we don’t then who will? Pray about what God would have you do to help others. Join with others & make a small difference even if only in your area/town.
Danita Goode says
Amen! Whatever action you take, though it may seem insignificant your mind, is used in greater measure when the Spirit and Power of God undergirds and empowers your actions.
Every act of love, kindness, encouragement, gentleness, etc. goes a long way! BELIEVE ME; I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum—the blessed and the blessed and GOD has shown HIS love, grace, and power every time!
These are special words right here. Blessings
Amen! We must not turn a blind eye to injustice. May God bless those of us who speak out for the ones who are suffering, and reach out with a hand up. We are God’s messengers and His workers. Spread His love around.
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
Amen for today’s reading. I belong to Salvation Army. Our Army Officer has been saying this last few weeks who are you going to Bless this week. Meaning who are you going help in need of take for lunch or even a coffee and just listen to them. Someone who maybe can’t afford to do any of these things. Who never get out much because they have not much money. If you have. You know someone ask them out even just for a coffee or lunch. You never know what can happen. It can make their world a whole lot better. Our Salvation Army Officer said. Just listen to them. You never know what change you doing that for them could bring them. You could lead them if not saved to coming to know Jesus. They could see Jesus in you. They will thank you for doing this. We are Jesus to be world by being kind like this. Dawn Ferguson-Little
Amen sisters. I know we are to help the needy and fatherless, the destitute, the refugee, the neighbor anyone in need but I feel an urge to write about the earth too. Surely while we are still here we should also strive to protect the planet that God entrusted us with. Hearing about fires raging in the Amazon….the threat of climate change, we need to do what we can to fix our damaged environment in addition to helping those that need to be shown a bit of love and kindness…I need to do more!
Love , caring even a simple card that comes in the mailbox can affect someone day so get out the stamps and send a card to someone
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