Holiness and true justice
Grace is a gift. It is like rain that falls from the sky, and it soaks the earth, freely given, allowing life to flourish. The prayer below is beautiful. It was sent to me by a good friend. In seeking to develop a heart for God, it is compassion that is sought for first. For by compassion we learn from our own sufferings that we are all on the same road. Compassion leads to empathy and only then can holiness and true justice occur. Without compassion and empathy we become hard, self righteous, and drive people away from us. For when we are self righteous others see our duplicity and we are left alone in our blindness.
Righteous God Almighty, may my life reflect your character and nature in compassion, holiness, and justice. I know you are forever and I want to invest my life in what lasts. Give me wisdom to see through the fleeting temptations of today and to do what honors you beyond my lifetime. In Jesus' name. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
Edited by markdohle, 06 August 2014 - 01:03 PM.