THE SERVANT GENERAL
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
THE JUST SHALL FLOURISH
Today’s psalm: Psalm 92:2-16
“The just shall flourish like the palm tree, shall grow
like a cedar of Lebanon.” (v.13). Want to know how to
flourish in life and mission, and how to become a firmly-rooted
majestic tree? Be just. Do justice. What is justice? It is
giving to the other person what is his due.
Look at Jesus. To Jesus is due worship as God and obedience
at your brother. To brethren in community is due respect,
tolerance, kindness, forgiveness, charity, unity. To elders
in community is due respect and submission.
at the world. To everyone is due the salvation won for them
by Jesus on the cross. As such, to everyone is due the proclamation
of the gospel, by which they can be saved. To the world
is due peace, which Jesus alone can give.
to the poor. To the poor is due an equitable share of the
How can justice happen? “Planted in the house of the
Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.”
(v.14). We must remain in God’s presence, firmly rooted
in our faith in Jesus.