January 22, 2023
When Jesus calls us to follow him, he calls us to live a life where we act justly. Justice is not revenge or platitudes but a real response of his love.
As a follower of Jesus:
The context for Isaiah 1:
“The Lord had entered into a covenant relationship with the people of Judah, but they had rebelled like spoiled children.” (Vines Expository Bible Notes)
Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17
Righteousness and justice are always linked together.
When righteousness and justice are not linked:
Today’s personal application:
“Calling asks, ‘Shouldn’t someone do something about that?’ Gifting asks, ‘Could that someone be me?’” Jeff Hendersen