Fast For Freedom Day 8 – Love and Justice #IWFF
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“I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise…”
Today’s reading provides us with a challenge. To walk blamelessly before a Holy God. To hold those who are wicked accountable. There is almost nothing more wicked then the perverse exploitation of others that comes hand-in-hand with human trafficking. Today’s devotion mentions even those in government or positions of authority who allow or even assist in systems of oppression and corruption.
Yet we sing of love and justice.
Justice; like this case from NFS Romania where, after a long battle, nine traffickers were convicted of human trafficking.
Love; like this song from Passion 2012 where thousands of young people, who may never meet a victim of human trafficking, sang together that they would be a voice for freedom.
Love and Justice, working together to bring freedom. Working together to change systems that oppress the vulnerable. Working together to bring redemption, healing, and completion.
Two words which express the heart of God and challenge us to a better way of living.
Get practical: Right now if you are reading this, please pray for Christina in South Africa, she has a pretty important meeting happening tomorrow morning.
At the same time, Amsterdam Director Toos will also be in a meeting that is significant to our work here in the Netherlands.
Pray for favour for both of them, and let’s see real change come when we step into the authority granted us by a loving God who cares deeply for the cause of those who are enslaved and exploited.
Update: I saw video tweeted out about the relationship between Love and Justice. Interesting thoughts here on the summation of the law: “Doing justice is an example of what scripture means by love”. Go deeper and take the time to watch this video: