HOW DID YOU SEE GOD THIS WEEK AS YOU FOLLOWED HIM?

WHAT DID GOD SAY IN HIS WORD?

Opening Question:

Have you ever been confronted by an injustice that made you angry? What was it? How did you respond?

Our passage from Sunday reminds us that joy propels us into God’s mission that brings justice. Let’s read it again:

1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Psalm. A Song. May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah 2 that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! 4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah 5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! 6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!

Reflect Together:

How does God’s graciousness to us and blessing of us make his way known on the earth? (verses 1-2)

Why is it good news worth being glad and singing about for God to judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon the earth? (verse 4)

WHAT DID GOD SAY TO ME THROUGH HIS WORD?

Should mission be propelled by grace or anger? Why? What happens when it is propelled by one or the other?

Do you find your heart motivated more by grace or anger? What might the Lord be calling you towards?

WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO ABOUT IT?

If God’s mission should bring both joy and justice to the nations, what is your role in that? What are some ways you can bring joy and justice in the next weeks?

Spend some time praying that God would help you to pursue justice from joy, and that God would help you to honor him as you experience anger.