Many churches throughout the world use a Bible reading schedule called a "lectionary." It's just a fancy word meaning "selected readings." Posts like this reflect on the readings for an upcoming Sunday or other Church holiday, as found in the historic one-year lectionary.
Justice has become a buzzword in the past decade or two. Add an adjective and you may have yourself a public platform. In Psalm 146:7-9 we can gain insight into God's view of justice.
God executes justice for the oppressed. We see it is not ultimately our task, though we can rightly expect him to use our hands to work justice. He doesn't define "oppressed" very clearly. Do you see someone who is troubled, disadvantaged, downtrodden? Maybe God will use you as an instrument of justice for that person if he has been wronged.
God gives food to the hungry. Sometimes he does it by providing hungry people with jobs. Sometimes it is more direct. Again, maybe he is using you to feed the hungry.
God frees prisoners. This refers not only to people imprisoned in jail, but also to those who are stuck in their wrong thinking, entrapped in sin, or troubled by situations they cannot escape. God frees people to walk in his kingdom and grace.
He gives sight to the blind. Again, this may be metaphorical. We are blind about many things. When God turns on the lights we can see clearly. And again, maybe he uses us to turn on the lights.
The summary? "The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down: the LORD loves the righteous" (Ps. 146:8, ESV). And he uses us as his instruments. Righteousness and justice go together. The LORD cares for his good causes. We are blessed when we act as His representatives in care for our world.
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