He will delight in obeying the Lord.
He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay.
He will give justice to the poor and make fair decisions for the exploited.
The earth will shake at the force of his word,
and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked.
He will wear righteousness like a belt and truth like an undergarment.
Devotion by Chris Shiver
The prophesy of the qualities and character of the promised Savior, that were fully exemplified in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ words and actions. These clearly are what God wills for our societies and our leaders. During this season of Advent I will meditate and pray on what I have done or failed to do with regard to creating this kind of a society and supporting this kind of leadership, and what I can do starting today.
Jesus, I pray that you will guide both myself and our church community in ways to more fully create an environment in our midst and a society that are based on justice, fairness, righteousness and truth. Amen.