There are so many days that I am grateful that the God of mercy is my God. But, the truth is, there is no one more just than our Lord. From the beginning, God has always acted justly and has preserved justice in the lands of his people. In cultures where God is included, justice is still honored, authority has meaning, and injustice is exposed and dealt with. God led Israel out of slavery where they were asked make bricks without straw and build cities without sustainable life needs. He led them through the desert for 40 years, he set up a system of laws to address all issues–but kept it simple…(love God and love each other selflessly). He provided food, water and protection from all enemies–not according to class or wealth, but simply according to need. He made sure the young, old, widows and orphans were all cared for.
As Paul began spreading the gospel across Europe and Asia, he said time and again–here there are no Jews or Greek, male or female, Barbarian or Scythian, slave or free. In God’s eyes, all should be treated with decency and respect. So many people miss the point. We are not to treat everyone the same–we are to treat everyone with respect. Even if we do not agree, when all are treated with dignity and respect, they are forced to adhere to the law and rules of the land. They are forced to take responsibility for their personal choices. They are forced to accept the curve balls life throws–and still make their way through this crazy journey. Justice simply does not avoid that–it demands it.
When justice is the true focus, there is no room for corruption or chaos. That is why, when God takes the lead, there is both peace and order. In his word, God does more for the protection of women, children, the poor, the sick and those in need–than the rest of the world combined. That is the true nature of justice, and that is the true nature of God!
God Bless You
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off?
You have wearied the Lord with your words. “How have we wearied him?” you ask. By saying, “All who do evil are good in the eyes of the Lord, and he is pleased with them” or “Where is the God of justice?”