“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 ESV
As you meditate on Micah 6:8, is there a person at work coming to mind? Is there someone who you feel is not being treated the right way? This may refer to how you may be treating them or how others are. Is there a person who you find difficult to even think about treating kindly? This might be due to your attitude, or theirs. Is there someone you have (or have not) brought to God and ask Him to give you wisdom about how to best deal with them? This could refer to your attitude or others. We are to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with Him in every situation. Sometimes, one of the three requirements may come naturally, sometimes it may not. Be encouraged by what God says about justice: the expectations and the joy.
Think about the person and/or situation you are struggling with right now. You may not yet have specifically thought of what the Lord requires of you. Write a prayer about this person and difficult situation. Do this before you continue to work through the daily memos below for the rest of the week.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are justice. Forgive me when I see justice through my eyes and not Your eyes. Forgive me when I do not understand what You mean by justice. This week, please give me the wisdom to consider justice in my everyday actions and words to everyone I deal with at work. It does not matter if they are seemingly easy to work with or not so easy. Remind me that it is not the situation that matters, but rather if I react to the situation with Your requirement of doing justice and the way You require it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Monday: Did you know we are to seek justice? Would you say you are seeking justice regarding the situation you wrote a prayer about? What comes to mind as you meditate on the following verse from Isaiah?
“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17
Tuesday: Did you know we are to ask God for wisdom to administer justice? Would you say you are asking God for wisdom to administer justice in the situation you are struggling with? What comes to mind as you review the following 5 verses?
“When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.” 1 Kings 3:28
“If it is a matter of strength, He is mighty! And if it is a matter of justice, who can challenge Him?” Job 9:19
“Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?” Job 8:3
“It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.” Job 34:12
“I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker.” Job 36:3
Wednesday: Did you know we are to administer justice? Would you say you go to work with the mindset of doing justice, no matter what occurs during the day? What comes to mind as you read the following 3 verses?
“This is what the Lord says to you, house of David: “‘Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done— burn with no one to quench it.” Jeremiah 21:12
“This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” Isaiah 56:1
“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.” Zechariah 7:9
Thursday: Did you know we are to consult with experts about justice? Would you say you consult with others when you are dealing with a stressful situation? Would you say you consult with experts who are godly people? What comes to mind as you meditate on the following verse from Esther regarding the situation you are dealing with?
“Since it was customary for the king to consult experts in matters of law and justice, he spoke with the wise men who understood the times.” Esther 1:13
Friday: Considering we are to seek justice, ask God for wisdom to administer justice (and then administer justice) and seek wisdom from experts as needed, would you change the prayer you wrote on Monday? If so, write the prayer below.
Have a great week!
Bonny, Christian Women at Work