September 20, 2019 • Life for Leaders
For the LORD is righteous,
he loves justice;
the upright will see his face.
Dear Lord, you are indeed righteous, fully right, utterly right. In you there is no hint of wrong or error. Your goodness pervades everything you do. Indeed, your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep (Psalm 36:6). Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne (Psalm 89:14).
You love justice, Lord. You love it when righteousness prevails. You love it when we act according to your eternal standards, when we do what is right, especially for those who are not able to secure justice for themselves.
Help me, I pray, to act with justice in my work. Even if I have little authority in my workplace, may I treat others fairly. And if you have entrusted me with authority over people, systems, facilities, or finances, may I lead with justice. Show me how I can model your justice in my workplace, so that you might love what I am doing.
O Lord, in every segment of my life, including my daily work, may I be truly upright so that I might see your face, and so that you might look upon me with delight. Amen.
Ponder Throughout the Day:
The Lord loves justice.
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Dr. Mark D. Roberts is a Senior Strategist for Fuller’s Max De Pree Center for Leadership, where he focuses on the spiritual development and thriving of leaders. He is the principal writer of the daily devotional, Life for Leaders, and the founder of the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative. Previously, Mark was the Executive Director of the De Pree Center, the lead pastor of a church in Southern California, and the Senior Director of Laity Lodge in Texas. He has written eight books, dozens of articles, and over 2,500 devotions that help people discover the difference God makes in their daily life and leadership. With a Ph.D. in New Testament from Harvard, Mark teaches at Fuller Seminary, most recently in his D.Min. cohort on “Faith, Work, Economics, and Vocation.” Mark is married to Linda, a marriage and family counselor, spiritual director, and executive coach. Their two grown children are educators on the high school and college level.