Seeking God's kingdom and his righteousness is about more than making God your first priority and engaging in spiritual disciplines. Seeking God’s kingdom also means responding to the injustices that we or others experience and advocating for God's kingdom values like love, inclusion and accessibility for all.
WORD: “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows." (Isaiah 1:17, NLT) THOUGHT: This verse is filled with action: Learn. Seek. Help. Defend. Fight. The progression of these actions is significant. Too often, to fight is our first response. We must always humbly "learn" and [...]
WORD: “Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps. Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living." (Amos 5:23-24, NLT) THOUGHT: Justice is the primary theme of the prophets' writing. God's warning is that people of privilege, position and [...]
WORD: “He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory!” (Matthew 12:19-20) THOUGHT: Justice Jesus-style is not about demanding my rights, but about advocating and [...]