Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 12:18-21, "Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. In his name, the nations will put their hope."
So many times, we hear a particular political party claim that they are the ones that Jesus would belong to if he were living today. They say that because they believe their political party is just, thus, Jesus would be on their side. The question is though, “What justice is that Jesus proclaims?”
It is best to see what the Bible says about that question. Naturally, Jesus is on the side of the oppressed, those who are being treated unjustly. Nevertheless, it is impossible to have the sole right to Jesus in politics. You can’t confine him to a particular political agenda, for he is the Savior of all, for all people are oppressed by sin.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things seen and unseen, help me always to be on your side, where you stand. As your willing servant, may I always be prepared to stand up for your justice. Help me always to be willing to help those who are forgotten, left out, and badly treated. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.