Seize the Moment – Day 1093

Cry for Justice!

Psalm 7


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church and today is Wednesday, March 15.


When David was being pursued by Cush, a Benjamite, he cried out to God for deliverance. In his request for divine vindication, He called God his refuge (1), his shield (10), and a righteous judge (11). David knew his enemies’ accusations were false, so he had nothing to fear from God’s judgment; therefore, he petitioned Him in Psalm 7:3-5:


O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there is injustice in my hands, if I have rewarded evil to my friend, or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary, let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; and let him trample my life down to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.


Was David innocent? Are you innocent? Romans 3:10 says, “There is none righteous, not even one.” Is it justice we want or is it mercy that we need? The answer is yes! We want justice in our everyday circumstances, but we need mercy for our lives! If there is not a single person innocent, who can cry out for justice as David does in this psalm?


Thanks be to God for Jesus Christ! Justice and mercy kiss at the Cross of Calvary. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” When we cry out to God for justice, He transfers the guilt of our sin onto Jesus – He took our death! When we cry out to God for mercy, He transfers the righteousness of Jesus onto us – We live in Him! Jesus has atoned for sin (mercy) and propitiated God’s wrath (justice), once for all.


Seize the moment and pray Psalm 7, meditating upon the Cross of Jesus Christ where mercy and justice kiss!


God bless you!


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