Justice

The caucus started with saying the “Pledge of Allegiance.” The only problem was they didn’t have a flag in the gym of the local elementary school where it was held.

Awkward.

Each speaker had two minutes to tell us why we should vote for their candidate. They based their speeches on what they thought we wanted to hear.

One southern candidate sent a representative whose family owned a farm in northern Iowa. There were two problems: 1) Not everyone in Iowa farms, and 2) Being related to a farmer does not a farmer make.

(His candidate did not do well.)

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When David was serving in the army, Saul was king. Saul’s son, Jonathan became his best friend. They were closer than brothers. His daughter, Michal, loved him enough to marry him even though he had nothing: no riches or influence.

But King Saul kept trying to kill him!

Psalms 58:1, “Justice – do you rulers know the meaning of the word? Do you judge the people fairly?” NLT

Psalms 58 and 59 were prayers against injustice. David experienced injustice right away. He was leading Saul’s army and taking risks every day. Saul’s reward was – trying to wipe him out.

Dear Jesus,

I pray for a leader who will judge the people fairly. I pray for one who will be just and support justice. 

Amen

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