WORD:

“Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows. (Isaiah 1:17, NLT)

THOUGHT:

This verse is filled with action: Learn. Seek. Help. Defend. Fight. The progression of these actions is significant.  Too often, to fight is our first response. We must always humbly “learn” and “seek” before we move to help, defend or fight for others with grace and truth.

PRAYER:

Teach us, Lord, to know Your “right.”  May we seek You, and hear from You, how to help, defend and fight for others. You O Lord are our help, defense, and victory. May we join You in your work today. 


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WORD:

“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27, NLT)

THOUGHT:

We too quickly forget, when we see another, that they too are image bearers of God. People with disabilities often have their value and worth questioned in society. God does not question it. He calls us to help everyone to uncover this divine truth, that every person is fearfully and wonderfully made.

PRAYER:

Father, in our interactions with others, especially those experiencing disabilities, may they experience the value and worth You have given them. May our actions and words help others to uncover who they really are in You.


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WORD: “’Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.’” (John 9:2-3, NIV) THOUGHT: The call of the disciple of Christ is to recognize the works of God displayed in others. Read More →

WORD:

Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.” (Mark 2:3, NIV)

THOUGHT:

It can be easy to believe that it is only remarkable and extraordinary things that make a difference. Yet, the simplest actions can be transformative. These four men did the most practical thing they knew – each picked up a corner of a mat. It was in meeting an immediate and practical need that the man on the mat was able to encounter Jesus.

PRAYER:

Jesus, may we see the small practical need before us. May we be willing to pick up a corner of someone’s mat so they might encounter you. May we never be too busy to meet the needs of another. 


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WORD:

“He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory!” (Matthew 12:19-20)

THOUGHT:

Justice Jesus-style is not about demanding my rights, but about advocating and advancing justice on behalf of others. It is different from the world’s “justice.” It is a justice of gentleness, compassion, and grace.

PRAYER:

Lord Jesus, help us to understand how to live out your justice. May we engage with one another in a way that brings strength, hope, and restoration, rather than brokenness, weakness, and rejection.


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WORD:

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:8-9)

THOUGHT:

We have a responsibility and opportunity to ‘speak up’ for those whose voices are not heard. We must ensure that we are listening, and lending our voice on behalf of those who need justice. In this we are not replacing the voice of the other, but in getting to know those who are not heard they are able to speak with and through us.

PRAYER:

Lord, give me a listening heart so that those who need to be heard may speak through me.


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