10/17/19

Our scripture for the week is Luke 18:1-8.

6And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 7And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
Luke 18:6-7

Jesus uses a bad example, the unjust judge, to teach us to be the good example. If the corrupt judge from His parable is finally moved to give the widow justice, how much more should we be working to be just in all our dealings and actions? As His followers, more is expected of us.

Something we need to remember is that justice is not what we want, but what God declares just. Sometimes we get caught in human issues and when we cry for justice, we are really wanting others to just agree with us. We need to prayerfully consider what God is calling us to do in situations we encounter, not letting our own opinions or worldly things lead us astray.

Jesus teaches us to be persistent in our relationships with God and others, working to represent the Lord in all things. If the bad example can finally achieve the right outcome, how much more so should we be able to work for God’s justice in the world?

Gracious God, our earthly dealings don’t always follow Your plan for us. Help us to see the right as You have taught us and to work to make that the way here as it is in heaven. Amen.

Published by Pastor Doug

UMC pastor, Retired USAF, husband, father, grandfather

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