Justice Man!

Psalm 119:121 – “I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.”

Any superhero fans out there? I’ve always been a sucker for superhero movies. (I know, this combined with my last post about the Settlers of Catan officially qualifies me for the biggest geek club.) I think my all time favorite superhero is Batman. He’s just a regular human being, who decided to devote his life to pursuing justice. If I had the chance to create my own superhero I think he’d be called Justice Man. He’d fight injustice around the world. When children are sold into slavery, he would go in and rescue them, and then he’d punish the captors. When women are stolen from their villages to go into the sex slave trade, he’d rescue them and put their captors behind bars. He’d be a little bit like Gary Bauer of the International Justice Mission. Bauer’s organization exists to do just the kind of things that I’d picture Justice Man doing.

So, when it comes to your life can you, like David, say that you have done what is right and just? Are you living a life that makes God look good to the world around you? Are you honoring and obeying God in your daily life? Is He your top priority? When He is, everything changes. You become a Justice Man type person. One who is committed to seeing the needs of others met before your own. Commit some time today to learning what it is that God is passionate about and pursuing those things. If you need some help, read about The International Justice Mission by following this LINK.

Dear God,

We want to be people who seek righteousness, your Kingdom, and justice. Help us to be a light to the world around us. And help us to reflect your mercy to all that we see.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Play Settlers of Catan Online for Free!

I love vacation! I’m enjoying some time off work for the next ten days, and filling my time with family, work around the house, and some games! I just found a new site last night where you can play my favorite game, The Settlers of Catan, for free! It’s called XPlorers on the site, because of copyright laws. Check it out : HERE. And then, if you want to play a game, e-mail me and we’ll set up a time. (That’s my wife, my aunt and me playing Catan at Thanksgiving time. It’s a fun game.)

Reverence

Psalm 119:120 – “My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.”

It must be a terrifying experience to find yourself in the very presence of God. I’ve read authors who use words like awe, fear, naked, vulnerable, scared, peace, and hope, to express what they feel that it might be like. David uses the words, My flesh trembles in fear of you. That’s quite a picture, and it is an appropriate picture of a holy reverence for our God.

God is our friend, but He is also God. And, we ought to always be in awe of Him. So, today, take some time to think about what it is that gives you a sense of awe for God. And, think about what you would do if right now you found yourself in His presence.

Dear God,

You are holy, and You call us to be holy. We tremble when we think about being in Your presence, and yet, every moment of every day we are in your presence. Helpu us not to live our lives in a spiritual fog. Help us to be aware of your presence in our lives every at all times.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.