October 18, 2023 – 10/18/2023
10 – Perfect Order
18 – Life More Abundantly

Deuteronomy 10:18 (NKJV) – He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing.

The justice of the Lord is not just to bring judgment where there is unrighteousness, His justice also protects and defends the most vulnerable and forgotten among us. The Lord loves to be the safe-keeper of the helpless. As His people, we get to follow in the footsteps of our Father, and be the hands and feet of King Jesus, overcoming evil with the goodness of God!


Declaration: Father, I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly in relationship with You. Thank you for empowering me with Your Holy Spirit, Who leads and guides me into all truth.


Jesus shares a parable in the book of Luke that centers on a wronged widow and her persistent cry for justice to an unjust judge.

“There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”

Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”


The very foundations of His throne are righteousness and justice! Unlike the widow in the parable, our Judge is just and acquainted with our struggles. When offenses come, because they will (Matthew 18:7), when your enemies rise up against you in attempts to overwhelm and overcome you, cry out to the Lord! He will hear you and answer, He will show Himself strong on your behalf. He will deal righteousness where there had been unrighteousness. He will deliver goodness that displaces evil. He will empower you to be an implement of His justice–showing mercy where needed, and declaring judgment against the forces of darkness that King Jesus has already defeated. 


Deuteronomy 32:3-4
For I proclaim the name of the Lord: ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.