November 2, 2014

Social Justice

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – November 2, 2014

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10

The Church of Jesus Christ has the opportunity and obligation to serve the injustices of society in Jesus’ name. Protecting the life of the unborn and elderly, providing for widows and orphans, caring for the sick and dying, and visiting those in jail or prison allows the church to engage the culture. Compassion is not just a feeling, but a meaningful effort to get involved. A secular society needs a Savior to save its soul of injustice.

Who is the church? It is both an institution and individual believers who make up the Body of Christ. We are responsible corporately and personally to serve society with good deeds and with the good news of salvation in Jesus. Words without works is dead faith, and works without words is ashamed faith. The good news of Jesus goes to the heart for salvation, the mind for renewal, and the body for purification. Social justice for the Church is modeling Christ’s actions of preaching, teaching, giving, feeding and clothing. We love children and honor the elderly. As the Church grows in its influence the need for government lessens. Where the Lord reigns above—justice rains down on society.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2

Related Readings:  Deuteronomy 14:29; Isaiah 1:17; Titus 2:14; Ephesians 2:19

Taken from the November 2nd reading in our new book, The Way of Wisdom: A Journey Towards Spiritual Growth, released October 1st! Order your copy today.

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Comments

  1. Joel Berrier says:

    Love the work you do, but today’s scripture was marked as 1 Timothy 6:10 and instead it was from Galatians 6:10.
    It is important to people to find these when they look them up as they may be searching for help.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Joel~
      You are so right! We humbly apologize for the mistake and appreciate you reaching out to us and letting us know. We totally agree with you, it is so important for our fellow Wisdom Hunters family members to be able to look up the right verse. So, thank you for your diligence!
      We are also thankful for your encouraging comment “Love the work you do” and hope that you will continue to be bless by the devotionals.
      Have a wonderful day, Joel. Blessings to you and yours.
      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne

      “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17

  2. Alan Marxhausen says:

    1Timothy 6: 10, talks about the love of money. Other then that good message.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Alan~ We are right! The correct scripture verse is Galatians 6:10. We humbly apologize for the mistake and we thank you for bringing it to our attention. We also thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the devotional. We are encouraged when we hear from one of our Wisdom Hunter’s family members when they have appreciated the devotional message.
      Have a wonderful fall day and we look forward to hearing from you again.
      Believing ad trusting~
      Gwynne
      “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10

  3. Pam says:

    I hope your not including political social justice here that is being used as a tool by Liberal Progressives to push their agenda.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Pam~
      Thank you for reaching out to us with your thought provoking comment after reading “Social Justice.” Please allow me to respectfully and honestly answer your question. No, we (Wisdom Hunters) are not promoting a specific political party or that party’s agenda. I understand your inclination to think that, especially these days when we are being inundated with political rants.
      The only “agenda” we promote is the Lord’s “agenda”. Our “social justice agenda” consists of what Our Sovereign Leader, Our Heavenly Father’s “agenda” is. And we find His call to action in His Holy Word.
      Again, we appreciate you contacting us and we are thankful for your desire for clarity. As the Body of Christ, we all need to clearly know what we are called to do.
      Thank you, Pam, we are always blessed to hear from one of Wisdom Hunter’s family members.
      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne
      “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10

  4. Jeri says:

    I have to say that I have recently purchased the new Way Of Wisdom Devotional and found myself disappointed to find that many of the devotions are the same ones I get from my daily Wisdom Hunter’s via email, and on the same day no less. I was hoping to get a whole new selection.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Jeri~
      Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. We are so glad you have our new book, “Way of Wisdom”, and hope you will be blessed by it. The devotionals in the new book are new ones, however, we are also occasionally adding them to our daily devotionals that go our to our fellow wisdom hunters by email. You are right, many times, it is on the same day as listed in the book. We want our email family to also enjoy the new devotionals although, we alternate the new devotionals to our email readers with some other devotionals that are past devotionals, as well as totally new ones that are not in the “Way of Wisdom” book.
      There are many in our Wisdom Hunters family that are not able to get the new book. We are not able to mail outside the U.S. and the Wisdom Hunters family stretches far and wide to over 80 countries. Also, many are financially limited to only receiving the email devotionals, so once again, we would like everyone to read them. Please do know, though, that the new book provides a collection of new devotionals that we pray will bless the reader.
      Please let me know if this answers your question and if not, I would love to talk with you further.
      We are so thankful for you and look forward to hearing from you again.
      Have a wonderful fall day!
      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne
      “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is Love, whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him.” 1 John 4:16

  5. alissa says:

    1 Timothy 6:10 does not say that…

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Alissa~
      You are so right! Thank you for contacting us and for letting us know! It should be Galatians 6:10 and we are sorry for the mistake. I hope you were blessed by the rest of the devotional, though. We appreciate your diligence and hope you have a wonderful fall day.
      Believing and trusting~
      Gwynne
      “Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10


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