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Let’s Do Justice

Written by Lindsey Nobles Featured Content, Justice 14 Comments

I don’t get it. People who believe but don’t do. People who study the Word but don’t live it out. People who are comfortable asking for their salvation but are not willing to sacrifice for their neighbors, down the street or around the world.

I just don’t get it.

Yeah. I know. I’m no biblical scholar. Truth be told, I should be spending a lot more time There, with Him. But how some folks insist on a complete separation of faith and justice, well, that confounds me.

Take this passage in Matthew.

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:36-40

Jesus instructions are simple. Love God. Love people.

And to quote Bob Goff in Love Does, ”When you love, you do.”

I love what Keller has to say about it in Generous Justice.

If you are trying to live a life in accordance with the Bible, the concept and call to justice are inescapable. We do justice when we give all human beings their due as creations of God. Doing justice includes not only the righting of wrongs but generosity and social concern, especially toward the poor and vulnerable.

Really when it comes down to it, it’s this simple.

And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8

So friends, let’s love. Let’s do justice. Let’s give humans their due.

This is our calling as Christians.

[Photo by David Molnar]

About The Author

Lindsey is the Director of Speakers/Strategic Partnerships at Food For the Hungry, She is a blogger, lover of books, movies, music, food, friends, family and faith. Follow her on twitter at @LindseyNobles

  • http://chrisvonada.info/ chris vonada

    Very nicely said Lindsey!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      Appreciate it Chris!

  • http://bybethanyjae.com/ Bethany Morris

    this is brilliant! so simple, practical, + convicting. thank you, Lindsey!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      Thanks Bethany!

  • Gary Thomas

    Great word, Lindsey; keep preaching/living it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      Thanks Gary. I guess I got a little ranty! :)

  • http://www.notperfectonlyforgiven.blogspot.com/ Tara

    Lindsey, you are completely right. I’m very convicted by your words because I know that there is more I can do and yet I am not because I don’t know where to start. I guess it’s best to just do something- anything, rather than nothing at all. Bless you!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      There are lots of great places to start. One that I am passionate about is child sponsorship. Learn more here: https://give.fh.org/sponsor.aspx

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  • http://waterwatereverywhere.net Sarah Hubbell

    Right on, sister.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      :)

  • http://daughtersheart.wordpress.com AymieJoi

    I love this! I went back to school to get my Master’s so I would be better equipped to help people who need it the most. After Passion this past winter, my heart is even more broken for children and teenagers living in slavery and being exploited, and I pray God will soon allow me to help them know freedom.

    • http://www.facebook.com/lindsey.nobles Lindsey Nobles

      I’m sure he’s going to use you in big ways!

  • http://twitter.com/JonathanMontan Jonathan Montan

    Amen