'Injustice' Tagged Posts

'Injustice' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions

Therefore because you trample on the poor and take from them levies of grain, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not live in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine.” vs. 11 Amos 5:10-15 Amos came with an outsider’s eye and he could see what the people of Israel could not. Because the abuse had gone so long, they had gotten used to it. Of course, the rich systematically took…

Daily Devotions

Psalm 119:33-36 … “Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart.” vs. 34 The Jews had deep affection for the law. They rightly understood that its precepts provided a guide for healthy and orderly life in community. No country or nation can expect to know internal stability without an overwhelming allegiance to what is called the “rule of law.” Many in our land have expressed deep concern over what has been called…

Daily Devotions: June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 Jeremiah 20:7-10 … “For whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, ‘Violence and destruction!’ For the word of the Lord has become for me a reproach and derision all day long.” vs. 8 Jeremiah gives us a glimpse of his mindset in today’s passage and he obviously wasn’t enjoying his work as Prophet. The message given him by the Lord sparked resentment in all that heard it, and he was regularly mocked on all…

Daily Devotions: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 Romans 5:6-11 … “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” vs. 8 In recent years, there have been many instances when people of color have been killed while in the hands of the police. When that happens we can count on two very different reactions. On the one hand there are loud demands for justice and accountability; sometimes crowds of protesters fill the streets and there…

Daily Devotions: February 26, 2019

February 26, 2019 For full passage click: Psalm 99:1-5 …“Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.” vs. 4 As homeowners, we are gratified when we are able to establish substantial equity in our property. At the very least it means that when we retire we’ll have more assets than liabilities which is generally a good thing. The psalmist uses equity in a different sense while speaking about God’s intentions. He believes…