Devotion for Sunday, June 17, 2018

“Vindicate the weak and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and destitute. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4)

Lord, You are righteous; and there are those in this world whose hearts are filled with wickedness. Lead Your faithful to protect the weak and fatherless that they may have the opportunity for goodness and mercy. Grant those placed in authority hearts that protect the innocent and hold fast to what is good and right. Keep the people in safety and lead Your faithful to be bold to protect the weak.

Lord, in this world there is much injustice. Amidst those crying for justice are those who are led by wicked people, manipulated to promote injustice in the name of justice. Grant us eyes to see through the devilishness of this age that Your faithful people would simply do what is right and fitting as they are able. Grant wisdom to those who will listen that Your justice prevail amongst the people.

Lord Jesus, You are the answer to the injustice of this world. Guide me in Your wisdom to do what You give me to do. Grant me a heart that trusts You first that I may not act upon my own heart, but always come to You knowing that You will lead me with Your righteousness. May I now and always trust that You alone are able to judge the hearts of others. You are Lord of lords. Lead me now and always, Jesus. Amen.