Embrace Justice

Hold tight to God’s standards

Micah 6:8 – He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

They call themselves warriors for social justice.  They come from among celebrities, media, average citizens, and groups that have organized to become part of the “cancel culture.” Gaining steam through the internet and social media, it “refers to the popular practice of withdrawing support for [canceling] public figures and companies after they have done or said something considered objectionable or offensive,” according to the Pop culture Dictionary. The cancel culture often calls for boycotts of ideas, people or places. 

Taken to its extremes in recent history, you can see it in highly developed in places like East Germany under Honecker and China under Mao and the Cultural Revolution. Some who carry out “canceling” see themselves as morally justified to take whatever action is necessary. This can include social unrest and political action. In rare cases, it can even lead to public violence and mob justice.

God wants you to promote justice. But in the Bible, when you encounter “justice,” you find it tied to righteousness, kindness, and humility. These cannot be separated. They come from the very heart and character of God. They are based on the standards set out in His Word. It is time to reflect on these concepts when you see social issues where justice is needed: poverty, terrorism, abortion, abuse, racism. As people of God, hold tightly to Him and His standards. Be challenged by seeing how employing them could make the difference the nation needs. American society depends on it!

Pray With Us

Almighty Father, Thank You that You show us in the Bible what true justice looks like, and how You temper it with compassion. I acknowledge that those things called out in Micah, loving justice, doing kindness, and walking in humility with You, are not options for me or for Your people. Let me be bold in taking these to heart and acting on them. Keep me in a right relationship with You, and reflect that in my relationship to others. Rain down Your justice on America in order that things might be set right. Thank You for hearing our prayers, for we pray in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

  • Pray for a clear understanding of justice from God’s point of view in America.
  • Pray for those who take part in cancel culture with intentions to temper it will love and kindness.
  • Pray for compassion and for God to uplift those who are suffering injustices.
  • Pray that God would give you absolute direction on any actions you are called to make.
  • Pray for the leaders of our country who are charged with administering justice, from the president down to the lowest courts in your city or county, and for law enforcement.
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