Tag Archives: Justice

August 6 – Producing Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16; 2 Kings 19; Nahum 1 “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

May 5 – Changing the Economy

Acts 16:16-40; Judges 4-5; Job 35 Brian Banks was a sure shot for the NFL. He was big, fast, and smart. He dominated his football world. Then, his whole world shattered when he was accused of rape. While there was … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

March 26 – What Are You Giving to God?

Matthew 22:1-22; Numbers 21; Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 Spring is in the air and everyone’s thoughts turn to … taxes. Yep, that annual tradition so beloved by Americans of filling out our tax returns and sending them off so that … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 27 – Justice and Mercy

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 The belief that justice is blind is one of the foundational beliefs of America. The statue of Lady Justice holding scales to balance the evidence while sporting a blindfold stands outside many courtrooms in … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 16 – Something Better

Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6:1-7:5 He graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College. He was selected for Phi Beta Kappa. He won special honors in zoology, botany, history, and sociology. He was twice selected to be a Rufus Choate … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 5 – Justice

Hebrews 1; Genesis 45:1-46:27; Psalm 36 “Blind Justice” is often seen in courtrooms. Blindfolded and holding scales, her image is a reminder that justice is supposed to deal fairly and impartially with all people. In America, we say we believe … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

January 13 – We Got Rules

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 They live among us. They are checking up to make sure that everyone is following the rules. You know them. It’s the kid in class who tells the teacher that the kid, who probably … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

January 11 – Watering the House

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 During the summer, when the South Texas heat zaps the land, we engage in what seems like a strange ritual. We water our houses. Ok, I know the jokes. “Trying to make your house … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 10 – Supporting the Cause

Psalm 98; 1 Samuel 28:3-19; Romans 1:18-25 The dot com bubble of the late 1990s and early 2000s led to some crazy ideas that failed and cost people a lot of money. People got these ideas into their heads and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

November 2 -The Cubs, The Day of the Lord, and Justice

Psalm 50; Amos 5:12-24; Luke 19:11-27 This has been an amazing year for Cubs fans, as well as for fans of “that other team.” The Cubs haven’t been to the World Series in 71 years and haven’t won since 1908. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,