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JUSTICE

August 1, 2015

Saturday

 

Isaiah 1:17

 

Learn to do right. See that justice is done — help those who are oppressed, give orphans their rights, and defend widows.
 

LESSON

 

Having shown what God does not want, Isaiah now told the people what He does want . His demands are short and simple in contrast to the elaborate rituals described above. The passage clearly reveals a concern over the social injustices of the time. Such social injustices, however, could only be corrected by a change of heart upon the part of individuals.

Once we have truly turned our lives over to Christ we begin to see all life in a different way. We begin to see life on this earth through God’s eyes. We begin to view suffering in a different light. We feel compassion in a whole new way. In this way we seek to be used by God to restore hope to the broken in spirit and sight to the blind. It’s not about the new gizmos of worship, it’s really about where our heart is in the worship. So this I challenge you to look at what could happen if we took this passage seriously. How would you view your relationship with God? What kind of church (local and denominational) do you think we would be transformed into if were to repent, put our heart into worship, and seek holy justice for the broken in our communities.

 

Memory Verse: Luke 4:18

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