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Word at Work July 5, 2014

Scripture: Isaiah 56:1

Isaiah 56:1 says, “Thus says the Lord, ‘“Keep justice, and do righteousness, For My salvation is about to come, And My righteousness to be revealed.’” There are a fair number of, ‘Thus saith the Lords’ in Scripture, but this is a altogether important one. The Hebrew word is shaw-mar and it is a covenant command like the one of keeping the Sabbath. What it says is to walk in righteousness and keep the paths of justice. Keeping the paths of justice is like guarding the paths of justice or establishing the paths of justice. The way we establish a path of justice is that we pray and create a path of justice over the circumstances we are facing. We create an intervention for God to bring justice in the midst of our situation. We create a path, we open a door, we invite Him in. As a keeper of the path, it is our responsibility to open the door or create an opening for God to demonstrate His justice. We do that by what we pray. That is a responsibility we have. We are agents of God’s justice in the earth. Once it settles on us, it completely changes how we think and how we act and definitely how we pray! Create a path of justice to the White House by praying a Psalm 12:1=5. The most merciful person I know was given these verses to create a path for justice to reach the White House. Verses 1-5 state, “Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases! For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men. They speak idly everyone with his neighbor; With flattering lips and a double heart they speak. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and the tongue that speaks proud things, Who have said, ‘With our tongue we will prevail; Our lips are our own; Who is lord over us?’ ‘For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, Now I will arise,’ says the Lord; ‘I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.’”