Thursday, July 28, 2016

July 28 - Prov. 28

Justice makes no sense to the evilminded; those who seek GOD know it inside and out.
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭ 28:5‬ ‭MSG

Yesterday afternoon we welcomed a group of people that are riding bikes across Ontario to raise funds for a ministry which is focused on helping women in crisis. The Love in Motion bike tour is an initiative that is meant to raise awareness of issues of justice and a group of over 30 are peddling across our province in blazing heat and high humidity.

I overheard one of the members of the group talking to someone over his speaker-phone. "You're doing what?" said the man on the other end of the line.

"I'm riding across Canada to raise awareness and to make a difference," said the rider.

"You're crazy, man!" was the answer he received. "You're supposed to be on holidays and should be at a beach."

Those who do not seek God don't know the value of practicing His justice. They will never understand what it means to look out for others or to speak up for them, mostly because they are overwhelmed by their own selfishness; they're more concerned that "life's not fair," to them, than they are thinking of others. They miss out on some of the greatest rewards, for the one who gives to the poor (or helps the needy), gives to the Lord.

In the book of Micah we are told what the Lord requires of us; to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).‬‬ We're called to take real steps that do this, whether it be participating on a bicycle tour,  or helping at a homeless shelter, or watching for the needs of our neighbor. Those who seek God know that they can't sit by and not participate in the things that matter; things that change lives and bring Christ's Kingdom to those who need it most.

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