When we think about injustice, it involves the oppressed and the oppressor; interestingly enough, both people are loved by God and created with glory and honor. How do we both confront the indignity of injustice while preserving the dignity that God created in the human being that we're confronting? In this week's devotional, Pastoral resident Ashley Edelen helps us understand the depths of dignity. Offering dignity to the oppressor and preserving the oppressed's dignity is hard to hear and live out. (Don't miss this week's word study on Friday; it will give you great insight into the depth and completeness of the Hebrew word righteous).
A police officer's flashback reveals the common collision of righteousness and justice in our world. They always go hand in hand. Don't miss Pastor Dele's questions. Here one: In this country, when have we made it right with the things that happen between black and white?
Famines, poverty, and racial injustice, "where is God when bad things happen?" is a question with merit. Perhaps, however, there's an equally important question that each one of us must dare to ask. When we do, we will see justice.