September 13, 2020

Do Justice: Right Relationships

Preacher:
Passage: Isaiah 58:1–5

Justice is a hot topic these days. And rightly so. In this message from Jon Miller we consider what it means to be a person of justice and for our church to be committed to justice. Micah 6:8 says, “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

As you listen, take some time to consider that to be people who do justice means to be those who are right with God and are pursuing right relationships in all areas of our lives.

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Sermon Notes

Do Justice: Right Relationships
Jon Miller
Isaiah 58:1–5

September 13, 2020

Micah 6:8

Isaiah 56:1

Danger #1: DISCONNECTION - When my religious activity is not rooted in a genuine relationship with God (v.1-3a)

“One would think that people who seek God and want to understand his ways are doing the right things and have the right priorities [...] One would think that these acts of repeatedly seeking God were the devoted acts of a righteous person who loves God and keeps his commandments.”

“What this verse is revealing is that people can look, act, talk and delight in the things of God, yet still not be the people of God. A good, moral, cultural Israelite knows how to act, talk and behave in religious circles, but knowing the cultural expectations of an Israelite is not the same as knowing God.”

Matthew 7:22-23

Matthew 23:27-28

Isaiah 29:13

Danger #2: COMPARTMENTALIZATION - When my relationship with God has no impact on my relationship with others (v.3b-5)

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Matthew 5:23-24

Isaiah 66:2b