Friday, October 21, 2016

Justice: God’s Power for You To Do The Right Thing

Justice: God’s Power for You To Do The Right Thing

It’s interesting that the Lord never tells us to seek property, possessions, or money but rather in Micah 6:8 He tells us what is good: “ do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” You don’t have to travel around the world to experience injustice. In fact, one finds that injustice is an issue for the rich and the poor. Perhaps wealth just highlights or exasperates the injustice. The point is simply this, to address injustice in all our communities the answer is not raising funds…the answer is raising serving leaders, leaders who seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with their God. In the words of the CCLS Uganda students: they are “mountain removers…different as the stars, God brings them together to fulfill His will.” Indeed they are.

Today, again we had the opportunity to partner with the leaders here in Uganda in that endeavor.
Jon and I began the day by leading the teachers through the character project lesson on the Loving Father, a.k.a., the Prodigal Son. Later I led the men of the village through a study of David and Goliath, while the women of the village discussed the importance of prayer. 

We ended the day with the usual football game. While competing at the highest level, the kids were humble and kind enough to allow the slow American (i.e., me) an opportunity to kick the ball from time to time. 

Christian justice is defined by God and determined by God, that is, God is the final judge between what is right and wrong. Moreover, He justifies sinners, making them right, not through ignoring or changing the law, but by fulfilling all righteousness through Jesus Christ.  In other words, to right the wrong in the world, God didn't write a check, He raised up the ultimate Serving Leader, Jesus Christ.  Knowing you're right with God in Christ, how can you seek justice, love kindess, and walk humbly with your God today in your community?

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