26 August: Justice for Victims

With so much in the media today to complain about, it’s little wonder that any kind of benevolent deity would seem detached, unconcerned, and slow to provide justice for victims…

READ NAHUM 1  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

If you’ve been following my Daily Breadcrumbs, you may have noticed what I’ve spotted between yesterday and today – the apparent slowness of the Creator God to act. When I want answers to my prayers, and God delays, that’s one thing. Quite frankly, my prayers are petty compared to real issues around the world! But when I hear of under-age victims of the sex industry in places like India and Asia, when I hear about little boys in Africa being forced to kill people, I pray that God won’t wait another day to intervene dramatically in human history once more.

Nahum, in today’s chapter, reiterates that the Creator is slow to anger. This is good news for most of us! However, He’s also great in power and will not leave the guilty unpunished. [v3] Justice, especially for victims, will come. But if Planet Earth is anything like the city of ancient Nineveh in the Book of Nahum, I can’t wait to hear those longed-for words: “There will be no more delay.”[a] 

Read More? CLICK to follow “26 August – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to speak directly to the God of Justice? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

My soul glorifies in You Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour. [Luke 1:46-47]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: The islands of Malta[c] and Martinique[d]
  • Your Nation’s response to crimes against humanity
  • Yourself: Your role in praying for the world
  • Your concerns for today
If I have anything to be proud of, may I boast about this: that I have the understanding to know You, the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth. In these things You take great delight. [Jeremiah 9:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Thank-you, Lord, that whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them, will find compassion. [Proverbs 28:13]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Though many may say, ‘God will not deliver me.’ Still I will trust that You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. [Psalm 3:2-3]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[e] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Prayer

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” [Philippians 4:6]

[a] Revelation 10:6

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/malt/owtext.html

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/country/mart/owtext.html

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

Posted in Allowing the Creator God to Lead, Assigning Blame, Assigning Responsibility, Balancing Justice With Mercy, Benevolent God, Bitter Disappointments, Boy Soldiers in Africa, Breaking the Law, Claiming Free Advocacy, Complex Maze of Divine Intervention, Daily Breadcrumbs, Justice forVictims, Sex Industry India & Asia

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