Sermon Series: By Streams of Living Water
Sermon Title: Rains of Justice
Scripture Reading: Psalm 72:1-2, 6-7; Psalm 73:1-8, 12, 16-17; Romans 12:9-21
Though one of the strongest biblical images of God is of a just Judge, the people of God have not always made justice a priority. Yet God deeply desires justice, and we should want to see justice done as well (Micah 6:8, Amos 5:24).
Because the psalmists believed God was just, they cried out to God for justice to fall like rain upon the earth. They asked God to help their leaders to do what is right and to protect them from their enemies, even to avenge the righteous for the evil done to them.
As we reflect on the justice psalms, and express our honest feelings with the psalmists, we ultimately look to Jesus to see what Judge, judgment, and justice really looks like. We trust Christ and his way of bringing justice to the world. In Rains of Justice (5 of 6), pastor David encourages us to cry out to God in the way of the Psalms for the justice of the Kingdom.
Listen to David and view the slides here.