Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Social Justice - A Lesson from Job 29

"Whoever heard me spoke well of me, and those who saw me commended me, because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him. The man who was dying blessed me; I made the widow's heart sing. I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was my robe and my turban. I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.  I broke the fangs of the wicked and snatched the victims from their teeth."
~ Job 29:11-17

On Sunday, my friend and coworker, Justin, gave the sermon at church. It was a lesson on social justice from Job 29 and he rocked it! He challenged our church and the global church to care for the orphan, the poor and the widow. When we seek justice, we are righteous in the eyes of God. Justin encouraged us to be less judgemental and more loving - to treat those that the world sees as worthless the way Jesus would.
I don't think I can adequately put into words Justin's sermon. I told him I wanted to have him be a guest on my blog and share his thoughts - I'm sure I can talk him into it. Until then, I have posted the link to the podcast of Justin's sermon. Take time to listen - it will rock your world!

1 comment:

  1. We were so sad we missed it...but loved listening to it on the podcast. Amazing...