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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Justice


A number of years ago I heard Tim Keller give a thought provoking definition and the differences between Righteous and Evil (also known as the just and unjust).



Righteous/Just Are those who are willing to disadvantage themselves for the good of the community.

Evil/Unjust Are those who are willing to disadvantage the community for the good of themselves.



Are we just or unjust according to this definition?



The Church is to evangelize to save the lost and then teach (disciple) those to obey God’s commands (do justice).



Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5:3. The problem with many of us is we’ve become “middle class” not poor in spirit. We “do” things for God like checking a “to do” list. He deserves more than that – our heart, mind, body, and soul.



When you look at the poor and those in need it should be like looking in the mirror. That’s how Jesus sees us.



Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck,  write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. - Proverbs 3:3-4

Amen?