What Does Covenant Look Like? Pt3
Leadership in Context with Keith Tucci
Part 1: Covenant people go beyond.
Part 2: Covenant people sense an obligation to the third party.
Part 3: Covenant people are concerned about justice and righteousness.
The Situation: David has been fighting wars for many years. Now he is establishing his own throne and doing systematic things.
2 Samuel 8:15
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
COVENANT PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT JUSTICE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS AND UNDERSTAND THAT THOSE TWO THINGS HAVE TO GO TOGETHER.
You can’t define what is just without defining what is right. God knows what is right. For example, people are seeking justice for the transgender issue. There is no justice for that because it is not right; it’s not righteousness.
One of the cornerstones of the Christian worldview is that God is the only just law maker. Only God gets to make the laws. God knows what is right and what is wrong. If you fight with God on that, you will never have justice. When you try to have justice outside of what is right and wrong, you end up with more corruption.
David reigned in justice and in righteousness. He considered that critical to establishing his reign. Covenant people think about justice and righteousness. They think about the application of that.
We are an ambassador of God. We should be speaking Truth as we bring justice. Not our own truth, but God’s Truth. What is the key to boldness? Knowing that you aren’t speaking for yourself. The righteous are as bold as a lion because they know what God says is right, and they are echoing His voice.
Justice and righteousness go together all the time. Covenant people think about these things as an extension of themselves from God to the world and the people they touch.
We must know what is right. We must know what is wrong. We must know the things that please God. We then must have courage to execute and demonstrate those things.
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