Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 7...Justice

Why is it so hard for us to just do as we are told?! We want our children to follow our instruction, but, yet sometimes we don't follow our Father's Instruction either.

For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright.Psalm 11:7 (NKJ)
BUT, I love The Message version of this one...
God's business is putting things right; he loves getting the lines straight, Setting us straight. Once we're standing tall, we can look him straight in the eye.

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.Micah 6:8 (NIV)
And, The Message says...
But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously - take God seriously.

God, help my children to love justice as You do, to understand that you have set forth a way for us to live - and all we have to do is follow it.Amen.

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