8 He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? NAS
8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? KJV
8 He has told you men what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: Only to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God. HCSBIntroduction
The Lord continued to bring that text to my mind; So, it seemed
I needed to
preach from this text. It is a very interesting text and many people
J Vernon McGee writes:
Jesus Said: Mt 23:23-27 23 "
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. 24 "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! 25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside they are full of robbery and self-indulgence. 26 "You blind Pharisee, first clean the inside of the cup and of the dish, so that the outside of it may become clean also. 27 " Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which on the outside appear beautiful, but inside they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness. NAS
Intro: What public ways can we check to see if we are JUST?
1. Justice must be cared
for by individuals who know what Justice is.
Justice Is What Is Good for a Nation
I suggest we all Pay Attention to Mike Huckabee
the former governor of Arkansas and listen to how he answers
Now let Us Look at some specific areas where we can check
Ps 15:2-3 2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what is
speaking the truth from sincere hearts. 3 Those who refuse to gossip or
their neighbors or speak evil of their friends.
2 Cor 12:20 ". . . that perhaps there will be strife,
tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip , arrogance, disturbances; NAS
The deacon ask is that why you started such a story? The gossip
said, "yes and I
am not backing down you should be ashamed of yourself, and she hung up
The deacon called another deacon and asked if he could help
him, and it would
only take about 15 minutes. He took his car over and parked it in front
gossips house and left it for two nights.
How "Just" Is Our Talk.
B. We Need To Act Justly In Our Use Of . . Time.
I laughed at that and told Daniel I did very little in the
organization of things but
the church really came together, and worked beautifully. It was a joy
to behold. All the Spiritual Gifts were at work.
How Just Is Our Use Of Talent?
D. We Need To Act Justly With Our
Use Of . . Treasure.
1. The Treasure of Money.Luke 12:34 "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. NAS
We exceeded the Home Mission, and State Mission Offering Goals.
I believe we
will give a good offering to World Hunger.
Why Is all of that true? I believe God has brought a pastor and
people together. But please don't say the increase is because of me; I
do not want the credit I want
all of us to praise the Lord. I want you to know I do not want the
something goes wrong unless it is obviously my doing.
Earlier it appears some were not giving. Why would any Christian hold back the tithe. Why would any Christian refuse to tithe? That is not acting Just with the Lord.2. The Treasure of The Biblical Message.
2 Co 4:6-7 6 For God, who said, " Light shall shine out of
darkness," is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of
knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this
earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be
of God and
not from ourselves; NAS
2 Tim 1:13-14 13 Retain the standard of sound words which you
have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14
through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been
How Just Is Our Use Of Our Treasure?
Suppose God took the amount you give and times it by 10
and made that