Wednesday January, 27 2021 Devotional

"You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor." - Leviticus‬ ‭19:15‬

There is a new trend in society, affecting commerce, education, and even legislation and the courts: and trend of treating certain groups of people with special privileged status.

Instead of “equality” under the law we are told that what we need is “equity.” These two words really mean the same thing, but lately the word equity is being redefined as treating groups of people who historically have been treated unfairly or denied justice, with special privileged status. The reasoning is that they must be given special advantages today in order to make up for injustices perpetrated against them

In the past.

The desire for equal justice for everyone, no matter who they are, is a good and noble thing. But when we reject the Word of God in our search for justice and equality, we find that our reasoning, darkened by sin, will eventually take us off in a twisted and confused direction. God’s Law, in the verse above and in others, forbids both deferring to the rich and powerful and showing partiality to the weak and powerless.

The further we drift from God’s standards of right and wrong as revealed in His Word, the less just and fair our treatment of others becomes. Even the laws we pass and the decisions rendered in our courts will reflect the confusion. May God guide us by His Word to treat others with love and kindness, as Christians should.

Lord God, as a society we have abandoned Your Word and come to believe that we are wiser than You. Have mercy on us and forgive us. Return my heart and mind in repentance to You. Forgive my unjust and sinful treatment of others, whether rich or poor, and enable me to see others as You see them, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Pastor Dan Giles

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