This week we discussed how God’s people must stand against injustice.
KEY TEXT: Nehemiah 5:1-12
CENTRAL TRUTH: God’s people must stand against injustice.
- Dwell: Injustice in our society can take on a lot of forms. There are not many people today who are willing to stand against injustice. You have the opportunity to become one of those people. From getting involved in working against hunger to standing up for someone in your classroom that cannot stand for themselves, you can make a difference. Become someone who stands against injustice.
- Memorize: Psalm 100:3
- Pray: Let your prayer today focus on the injustice that is in the world. There are thousands of people across the countries that are being persecuted for their faith. Pray for those people that God would give them strength to stand against their oppressors. There are also people in your school that cannot stand for themselves. Ask God to give you boldness to stand for those who cannot.
KEEP ON DIGGING:
Justice is care for the vulnerable, but it reaches beyond that. In Psalm 68:4-5, God is introduced as a defender of widows and a father to the fatherless. If this is such a huge part of His character, we should also seek to do justice, have right relationships, and give generously. Read these Scripture passages and verses for more:
- Isaiah 56:1
- Jeremiah 21:12
- Micah 6:8
- Deuteronomy 16:19-20
Luke tells us that Jesus came to die for our sin, but also to form a people of God who, renewed by his Spirit, are able to serve him in righteousness and holiness all of their days. This good news is open to all and God wants the news of Jesus shared with all. As followers of Jesus, as Christians, we are to partner with God is carrying this good news of forgiveness and hope because of Jesus to those in our lives where God has placed us and is calling us.
KEY TEXT: Luke 6:1-11
CRITICAL QUESTION: What do you learn about Jesus from this passage? How does what we learn about Jesus cause us to respond to Him?