Like yesterday’s reading, this passage is addressed to a nation that is not sharing in God’s values of justice and compassion. We read in verses 2-4, “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the right of the lowly and destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Imagine that these verses were written to our own nation. How well do we enact these values as a country? How do we determine what is just and who is wicked? Who are the weak, lowly, and destitute among us? What would it look like to rescue these people? What would it look like, instead, to come alongside them? In what ways do you work for justice in your own life? How might the church be a stronger voice for justice and compassion in the midst of diverse perspectives on what that looks like?
In prayer, ask for direction in how you might become a part of enacting God’s justice in our community or world.