We Serve In the Courts of Jehovah Tsidkenu: Provider of Justice and Our Righteousness
July 26, 2020
Speaker Peyi Soyinka-Airewele concludes our series on Psalms speaking about the justice of the Lord. Peyi has a handout for today that can be found HERE.
Have you ever experienced injustice, oppresion, exploitative or abusive ill-treatment? How did it affect you? Would you like prayers regarding the situation of the scars it left?
We live in a nation and world that is marked with the consequences of sin. What are some ongoing forms of injustice, laws, attitudes, or systems of oppression that affect our lives, communities and countries?
In Jeremiah 9:24, God instructs us: "but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these I delight," declares the Lord.
Psalm 146:7-9 says: “He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets prisoners free,8 the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
How would we think and act differently as individuals and as the body of Christ if we took God as seriously as He declares?
Are there any unjust systems that God opposes but that you find yourself supporting directly or indirectly? How can you make changes that will please God?
The Bible says it is our honor and glory to serve as Ambassadors of Jehovah, the one who does Judgment and brings Justice. In what areas would you like prayers so you can truly be a worthy servant and ambassador of the God who defends and upholds the cause of the oppressed?
We Are the Free
Great Are You Lord
Great In Power
Lead Me To the Cross