Happy Monday Clemson FCA! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Last Thursday we had the privilege of hearing from Will Plonk from Grace City Church in Charleston. Will preached on Justice and referenced Psalm 5:1-12.
“Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest. But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple. Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make your way straight before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
The thing that gets God angry is people being treated unjustly. God wants us to be people of Justice. The only way to be Godly is to fight for Justice.
Everyone faces trials and hardships in life. In God’s nature, he hates the fact that you have been mistreated, he detests it. God hates injustice.
But, God is the opposite of injustice. God curses the wrongs of the world by His presence. God can bring healing and mercy to all situations. Only with this new Father, you can be healed. The power that is in the presence of God is like no other power.
When we are in hard circumstances God starts speaking to us in special ways. We should be connected to people who are in hard circumstances and form relationships with them, be friends with them. When this happens, we are pushed to lean on God and His righteousness.
Attach yourself to people who need Jesus or have been treated unjustly. God is a God of protection. We have an incredible God who wants to right all wrongs because of His nature.