Justice Shall Prevail: Today’s Daily Scripture

Justice shall walk before him, and salvation, along the way of his steps. Psalm 85
Today’s readings speak of restoration and renewal. The Psalm tells of how justice shall prevail:

The LORD himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase. Justice shall walk before him, and salvation, along the way of his steps.

Sometimes we can look at issues in our lives, in the Church, or in politics and start to loose hope. We see injustice and don’t see a good outcome. But we must trust in God.

God will renew our world if we accept him. He will bring justice and peace. We must be open to the ideas of renewal though. We must be like the new wineskins, able to flex and stretch, not like the old, rigid, inflexible wineskins.

Pope John Paul II said

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.

So when we see injustice in our changing world, we need to be open to all of the ways God is working in our lives. What is he calling us to do? Are we supposed to be unafraid to speak the truth in our workplace, on Facebook, on Twitter? Are we called to take some time out of our busy lives to work directly with those in need?

Peace and justice shall prevail if we are open to God’s call.

Daily Scriptures: Justice Shall Prevail

Thus says the LORD:
On that day I will raise up the fallen hut of David; I will wall up its breaches, raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old, That they may conquer what is left of Edom and all the nations that shall bear my name, say I, the LORD, who will do this.

Yes, days are coming, says the LORD, When the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the vintager, him who sows the seed; The juice of grapes shall drip down the mountains, and all the hills shall run with it.

I will bring about the restoration of my people Israel; they shall rebuild and inhabit their ruined cities, Plant vineyards and drink the wine, set out gardens and eat the fruits. I will plant them upon their own ground; never again shall they be plucked From the land I have given them, say I, the LORD, your God.

The Lord speaks of peace to his people.

I will hear what God proclaims; the LORD–for he proclaims peace to his people. Near indeed is his salvation to those who fear him, glory dwelling in our land.

Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and justice shall look down from heaven.

The LORD himself will give his benefits; our land shall yield its increase. Justice shall walk before him, and salvation, along the way of his steps.

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?”

Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

No one patches an old cloak with a piece of unshrunken cloth, for its fullness pulls away from the cloak and the tear gets worse. People do not put new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise the skins burst, the wine spills out, and the skins are ruined. Rather, they pour new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved.”

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