Psalm 103

God’s steadfast love is displayed through the way He works righteousness and justice for those who are oppressed (verse 6). Psalm 89:14 says that righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne. The Hebrew word for righteousness is tzedakah, which conveys more than a being washed clean and extends to a deep generosity. Justice, or mishpat, is more than equality in God’s vocabulary and is a restorative action of lifting someone up. These two words, which are almost always paired in God’s Word, are used to describe the incredible love of our Heavenly Father. How does the generous, restorative nature of our God encourage and challenge you today? How can you generously lift up another person today?