January 13, 2016

Isaiah 10:1-19

It really DOES matter how you live. Actions reveal what is on the inside. Actions reveal our heart, our mind. Our actions reveal what is important to us.

Not only is God watching, but our actions are seen by and influence others around us.

Acting justly is one of the themes of the book of Isaiah. Jesus re-emphasized this theme in his teaching: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. For this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

Doing the right thing pleases God. Treating others with grace and love, and standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves—especially the poor and those who our society diminishes—is not only the right thing to do, it may also be our most effective witness to our world.