Psalm 82

English: Hands Holding The World

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My thoughts today are on places where there is injustice. Call to God in an unified prayer for justice throughout the world today. Consider the state of affairs in the world and pray for people to see our Lord Jesus as the leader over all nations; in truth, righteousness, and peace. 

The psalmist is asking God to take justice into his own hands in Psalm 82. The charge is that leaders have showed partiality to the bad aspects of society and have not defended the cause of the weak and the fatherless or the rights of the poor and oppressed.

Click on this piano piece: In The Garden: Norm Hastings, Piano. While listening, reflect on today’s reading. What lesson is God teaching? Think about what you may pray for today. Is there a plan of action God is giving you today?

The verse I thought about while reading this passage is from Leviticus 19:15 “Be just – don’t show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly”. As we go through the stages of life, let us apply God’s gift of grace to inspire gentleness with the young, concern for the aged, sympathy for the striving, and tolerance for the weak and strong.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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