Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Live with God’s Grace, Love, and Mercy

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. King’s now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech was part of the March on Washington—an event that drew a quarter of a million people advocating for an end to segregation, fair wages, and voting rights, among other demands

As a minister with his views rooted in God’s Word, King often used Scripture in his speeches. Toward the end of the 16-minute “I Have a Dream” speech, he eloquently conveys his dream for mankind by paraphrasing Isaiah 40:4-5 (NIV):

Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all the people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

On this Martin Luther King Day, we remind you to live your life as an example of God’s grace, love, and mercy to those around you. Live according to the Golden Rule: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12 NIV).

God bless you,

Inspiration Ministries