This is part two in the social justice series that was a discussion topic at XChange, a leadership event of conversations with various generations of women’s ministry leaders. (Read part one.)
Today, we will focus on the reason for taking part in social justice — why should we get involved?
- We are called to be Jesus’ voice, feet, and hands (James 1:27, Isaiah 58, 61:1-3; Luke 4:18-19).
- God expects it.
- God wants the oppressed to know Him.
- It’s given as a command but expressed as compassion.
- Jesus cared for the distressed (woman caught in adultery, lame man, the blind).
- We are compelled by our love for God, so our love for people overflows from that.
- Our hearts for God and others compel us to make a difference
- If love Him, we will love the ones He loves.
- It’s need a great need in our world. People are hurting everywhere.
- It’s a command — love the least of these. Care for orphans and widows.
- Jesus lived it and if we are His followers we do as He leads.
- There should be justice for all people because the gospel is for all people.
- The spirit of the Lord is on us (Isaiah 61).
- God tells us to not just to be “good people,” but to put faith and works together to meet needs (James 2:14-17).
What would compel the women in your church and community to take part in social justice ministry? Share your thoughts and ideas with us.
Watch for the next post in this social justice series from XChange.