The Morning After

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

O-bservation:

The wise man told the world’s inhabitants, for all of time, that whenever anyone comes upon those who are poor and in need, they are to be treated with fairness or justice. But perhaps the most important thing is that we SPEAK UP FOR THEM!

A-pplication:

As I stated yesterday, my wife, Dr. Robyn Wilkerson, and I were honored to be a part of the memorial service for Mr. George Floyd, a man killed by four rogue policemen on Memorial Day 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We serve as co-chancellors of the University and were amazed that they chose our University for the memorial service. It was amazing. Dr. Robyn served as the MC of the event. Our school president, Dr. Scott Hagan, started the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund for young Black Americans and challenged University presidents at every level to do the same. It was all carried on all news outlets. It made quite an impact. When we went to sleep last night, we felt like we had done something of great worth for the disenfranchised. But now, on “The Morning After,” it’s not enough.

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

I woke up this AM and knew immediately that I can’t, and none of us can walk away from those who are underprivileged, EVER! Because it’s never enough. We must help and speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves until our life is no more. Help me to never forget it. Amen

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