In case you’ve missed it, “JUSTICE” is the cry of the land right now. Although there seem to be many messages intertwined in the fervor, the prevailing, and justifiable issue is justice. Although some of the methods, actions, and outcries are riotous rage, still, the underlying issue is justice.
The Founding Fathers used the phrase, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…”
And our American pledge to the flag says, “… with liberty and justice for all.”
But we all know, justice has not been for all, and that is the issue at hand. So, a common question is asked by many and is found also in Job 8:3 “… does God pervert justice?“
The answer is a resounding “NO!”. God has always placed a high priority on justice, defending the oppressed, standing with the poor, the abused, the needy, the underdog, the downcast, the forsaken, the silenced. God told his people over and over to do justice. Here are a few times:
- Do justice to the afflicted Psalm 82:3
- Justice is more acceptable (from believers) than sacrifice Proverbs 21:3
- Is there no one to call for justice? Isaiah 59:4
- Do what is lawful and right (just, justice) Ezekiel 18; & 33
- I love justice Isaiah 61:8
- He has show man what is good and required – to do justice Micah 6:8
- Learn to do right and seek justice Isaiah 1:17
- If you see your brother in need and close your heart to his cries, how does God’s love dwell in you? 1 John 3:17-18
As a nation, it is time for there to be healing, forgiveness, repentance, unity and rebuilding of healthy relations between all races. But that only comes with humility, admission, confession and truthfulness.
It is time to look deep with within our hearts and admit what is there, take actions as appropriate and heal the divide. It starts individually. It must begin in each of us.
I trust that each of us are looking within, but I challenge you to not just look – TAKE ACTION. Looking is not enough, change is needed, action is called for and healing will come.
In the video below, I give a list of 4 Actions for Justice, in case you need some ideas.
What is important today, is that we all take some kind of action. There are so many possibilities! It is up to you and where you are as an individual.
But it is up to us to change the world. To do justice. It is up to us to take the baton and run with the message of “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.” Because God does not pervert justice, it is who He is and what He loves.
It is not good to be partial of deprive justice. Proverbs 18:5
Cheers to you.