Monday, May 25, 2015

Social Justice

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From the CANON on this blog:


1.    God is omnipotent and therefore can solve any problem.  He may choose to use the solutions listed below, but he often provides in ways you could have never imagined.  The poor should cry out to God for help, rather than depending on Baal.
From today’s scripture reading:
Trust in the Lord and do good.
     Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
     and he will give you your heart’s desires.
Commit everything you do to the Lord.
     Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
     and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
Be still in the presence of the Lord,
     and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
     or fret about their wicked schemes.
Stop being angry!
     Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
    it only leads to harm.
Psalm 37:3-8 (NLT)
From today’s devotional:

Today’s passage promises, “[God] will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalms 37:4). But it also names three requirements for that promise: We must delight in the Lord, we should trust in His plan, and we need to rest in Him. Resting in the Lord is one of the hardest tasks we must undertake.

Resting may sound easy, but it requires supernatural courage, since in our human weakness, we tend to fret. Worry turns our minds away from delight and trust in the Lord. The three requirements are interrelated. We must enjoy spending time with God in order to learn to trust Him and commit to His way; our trust is absolutely essential to resting in Him; and we must be willing to rest in order to truly delight in Him.

Patiently waiting for the Lord to act is one of the supreme tests of our spiritual maturity. The stronger our desire is, the shorter our delay fuse. Sometimes we may desperately want to give God a timetable, but genuine, restorative rest occurs on His schedule. Only He understands every circumstance and knows the precise moment when answering our prayer will yield maximum benefit. We risk reaping disappointment, pain, and loss whenever we push ahead of His divine timeline.

Before you get out of bed each day, say a prayer like this one: Father, I want to thank You for giving me the desires of my heart. Today, I am going to delight myself in You, commit everything to You, and rest in the knowledge that You have everything under control. And I will wait for Your perfect timing. If you follow the guidance of Psalms 37, God will richly bless you.


Social Justice:

Psalm 37:6  the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun”.  That results from Psalm 37:5 “Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you.”.

Psalm 37:7 “Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”

Psalm 37:8 “Stop being angry!  Turn from your rage!  Do not lose your temper—it only leads to harm.”


1 comment:

    Also note the Jefferson quote in the CANON on this blog.