He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8)
I don’t know anyone who’s opposed to loving kindness. Within the church, walking humbly with God is thoroughly encouraged. Yet “doing justice” is neglected by some. Is it a distraction from evangelism or is it a good work implied by the Gospel? God’s people have a long heritage (prophets, apostles, and Jesus, Himself) of speaking out for those who are orphaned, impoverished, abused, helpless, sick, and discriminated against.
If we’re truly pro-life, then we will speak up for the unborn as well as everything in our society that threatens the lives of African Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Middle Eastern Americans. We will also obey Christ’s command to make disciples of all peoples (Matthew 28:18) without neglecting weighty matters of God’s Law like doing justice (Matthew 23:23).
Today, begin to listen to the aggrieved to learn how to “do good to everyone” (Galatians 6:10) for their lives now and into eternity.