There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD.
He shall not judge by what his eyes see,
or decide disputes by what his ears hear,
but with righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked.
Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist,
and faithfulness the belt of his loins.
by: Paula Davis.
What a day it will be when Jesus the Messiah comes again to bring God’s righteousness and justice to the earth once and for all! We know that on that day, truth will reign and the wicked will be called to account. But what about today? Are we powerless against the wickedness and injustice in our world? Certainly not. The Holy Spirit lives and works in the hearts of all believers, giving us wisdom, understanding, and the power to speak for God and against evil. We are Christ’s ambassadors, and under the Holy Spirit’s guidance, we can make a difference in our world until the Lord comes back again.