Sunday Devotion, December 20
1 What sorrow awaits the unjust judges and those who issue unfair laws. 2 They deprive the poor of justice and deny the rights of the needy among my people. They prey on widows and take advantage of orphans. 3 What will you do when I punish you, when I send disaster upon you from a distant land? To whom will you turn for help? Where will your treasures be safe? 4 You will stumble along as prisoners or lie among the dead. But even then the Lord’s anger will not be satisfied. His fist is still poised to strike.
You know that God and the gospel are political, right? God is not a democrat and he's not a republican. But God cares deeply how we treat those who cannot fend for themselves. He cares the kind of leadership we elect who make laws and enforce them and interpret them. We spend so much time trying to find out God's will, and it is mentioned several times: give justice to the poor, rights to the needy, and take care of the widows and orphans. Do you see doing devotions or praying in that list? How can you do God's will today?
Almighty God, I get so caught up in being a good person and doing the right things that I sometimes ignore the things that you mention often. Help me find ways to do what you have called us to. Amen.