Kellie, Isabella, Isaiah, and Pastor Chris

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daily Word July 28, 2011 - "A Righteous Nation"

Psalm 72:1-4
"Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to the royal son!  May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice!  Let the mountains bear properity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!  May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!"

What is the government's job?  Whenever the pastor talks politics, the people get nervous!  But hang with me, did you know that God has a lot to say about politics?!  And it just so happens our verse for today tells us what God's expectations are for a king - or in America, the President.  God's will is for them to judge the people with righteousness, grant to the poor justice, and to crush the oppressor.  Judging in righteousness speaks of a desire to see the king judge with God's heart, for him not to look at things with the world's eyes, but rather to make decisions through the eyes of the written Word of God.  To bring justice to the poor tells us that God wants us to love on those who can't help themselves.  In their day, the poor were always taken advantage of, they had no value and their testimony didn't help them in court.  But God wants justice for all.  And finally, to crush the oppressor.  God wants our leaders to keep us safe. 

So with all of the politics running rampant, let us pray for these three things to be found in our leaders today.

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