Today is a day of rest. Exodus 34:21 in the Bible tells us that, “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest.” Today on this day of rest, we want to look at Jesus, the ultimate model of doing justice, and the one who commanded us to do justice based on Micah 6:8. We will look at how Jesus spent His sabbath days doing justice through healing the sick, setting the oppressed free and walking out the pure love of God the Father.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captive and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lords favor.” And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all the synagogue were fixed on him. Luke 4:16-20, Isaiah 61:1,2
Today, what does it look like for you to ‘do justice’? Our prayer for the day is that our eyes would be open to the needs of those around us, both in our own communities and around the world. Take a moment to ask God what that looks like for you as you walk out your day.
**Tomorrow is Action Monday. We will be talking about water and the water crisis. Pick one day this week, preferably Monday to go without water. What does that look like? Check back here on Monday morning at 7 east coast time to find out.
Enjoy your day of rest.