THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 99th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: PRACTICE JUSTICE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: JUST REWARDS
Printed Text: Jeremiah 21:8-14
KEY VERSE: Jeremiah 21:12 (NIV) This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: “Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done—burn with no one to quench it.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: Evil is pervasive throughout human society. Can people continue to do evil without consequence? Jeremiah tells us that God is a God of justice and will recompense evil.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: Because the needs of the less fortunate are God’s concern they are a prophetic concern and should also be that of the people of God in any age. We must do right by others whether or not it is spelled out in any kind of law. There is the law of love that should dictate how we treat one another, especially how we treat the least among us.
PRAYER: Eternal God, give us the strength to accept your answers to our prayers even when those answers are not what we had hoped for. Help us to show justice to all whom we meet, but especially to the poor, the needy, and the downtrodden. Help us to see them as you see them—people who are loved and cared for by God. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.