Intro: Most every day, as we listen to the news reports we will hear about cases of injustice. A common definition of injustice is “unfairness or inequity.” Injustice is actually something human sin has created, because many have chosen to live outside the righteousness of God. When God uses the term “justice” he means “to make right” or righteous before him.
Today, we celebrate Veteran’s Day; a time to honor our military veteran’s and appreciate their service to our country. Justice according to God’s written word is a relational term meaning people living in right relationship with God, in right relationship with one another, and in right relationship with creation. We are called to reflect our Creator’s love and exercise his justice while we live, move, and have our being. So, may we pray for the pursuit of justice or righteousness, today, for the honor and glory of God.
Psalm 94:20-23 (NLT)
Can unjust leaders claim that God is on their side—
leaders whose decrees permit injustice?
They gang up against the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
But the Lord is my fortress;
my God is the mighty rock where I hide.
God will turn the sins of evil people back on them.
He will destroy them for their sins.
The Lord our God will destroy them.
Prayer: Father, today I want to thank you for every veteran who has served this amazing country of America—One Nation Under God. Bless every military veteran, Lord, who has served in the armed forces. May they receive the honor they are due for the freedoms they have protected on behalf of our citizens, as well as the injustice they have fought against for the sake of every human life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.