Our Daily Bread Devotional Monday 14 March 2022 | Justice and Jesus
KEY VERSE: What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Today’s Scripture: Micah 6:1–8
Caesar Augustus (63 bc–ad 14), the first emperor of Rome, wanted to be known as a law-and-order ruler. Even though he built his empire on the back of slave labor, military conquest, and financial bribery, he restored a measure of legal due process and gave his citizens Iustitia, a goddess our justice system today refers to as Lady Justice. He also called for a census that brought Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for the birth of a long-awaited ruler whose greatness would reach to the ends of the earth (Micah 5:2–4).
REFLECT: What does it mean to you to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God? How do you see this lived out in the life of Jesus?
PRAYER: Father, in the name of Jesus, please help me do right by others and everyone You bring into my life.