Sermon Doing Justice
“God has showed you O’ people what is good! What does the Lord require of you?
But to – Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
Finally I saw it. While finishing preparations for this sermon series, it became clear. I knew that Jesus taught and embodied the message of Micah 6:8. But Jesus’ direct teaching of Micah 6:8 was arranged by Luke in one chapter of his Gospel, chapter 18. The key words of Micah 6:8 [Good (18:18-38); Justice (18:1-8); Mercy (18:31-34, 35-43), and Humility (18:9-14, 15-17)], are the key words which guide each story in Luke 18. So the corresponding Scripture for every sermon on Micah 6:8 includes the Luke 18 passage which matches that Sunday’s Micah 6:8 theme. Read them and do the 3M approach – meditate, memorize, and mobilize.
“Doing Justice” is today’s message. Jesus’ compassion empowered His doing justice. As Jesus’ compassion touches us, we are motivated to heal the hurts of others. As Jesus got at the root causes of injustice, we are shown the pathway to apply Jesus’ words to the injustices in our day. The 4 characters in this simple parable are: a widow, an unjust judge, an adversary, and God. What happened then happens today. So Jesus asked and asks, “when the Son of Man comes will He find faith on earth?” Does He?
Pastor Les Hollon - April 10, 2016
Doing Justice Micah 6:8; Luke 18:1-8
From Series: "Micah 6:8: Living the Promise"
"The Lord has showed you O people what is good, and what is required of you. Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 is one of God's great promises. We need it personally, and as a nation. Uniting around the "common good" is also what our world desperately needs. Last month, when walking through the land of Israel and Jordan, I felt refreshed by walking through promises of the Bible while in the Holy Land. In that region where struggle is constant, and shalom among people groups is tenuous - God's promises still reign.