Tag Archives: justice

Verbs – also known as ‘action words’

Pondered, this morning, Isaiah 1:17, in which God says this to his people:

Seek justice,
encourage the oppressed.
Defend the cause of the fatherless,
plead the case of the widow.

and I was struck by the verbs, their strength.

Seek,

encourage,

defend,

plead.

And I kind of wish he’d said something more like this

Consider justice,
smile at the oppressed.

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Can I Get a With-ness?

I’m in that place. That place where it seems that the Spirit is speaking loud. That place where all kinds of distinct channels seem to be pointing in the same direction, speaking of the same themes, and to ignore it is near impossible.

It’s good.

It’s scary, but it’s good.

This weekend was the True City Conference, and the theme was “Seek

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The Kind of Fast God’s After

I read these words last week, and they resonated, considering we’re on a spending fast (or trying, anyway).
This is from Isiah 58:6-9, in The Message translation


“This is the kind of fast day I’m after:
   to break the chains of injustice,
   get rid of exploitation in the workplace,
   free

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