Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Justice

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. 15 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face, 16 who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.
Psalm 89:14-16, English Standard Version

What is justice? We talk about it; we complain when our courts do not deliver justice, but how do we really define it? One of the difficulties in understanding this term is that we, as creatures born in sin, cannot truly understand or mete out justice. Instead of beginning with man, we need to begin with God; only God is truly just.

The Psalmist begins with the phrase, Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Just think about that for a moment. What is the natural consequence of serving a just God?

Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of your face, who exult in your name all the day and in your righteousness are exalted.

Compare that to cultures such as the ancient Greeks and Romans who served many gods, none of whom were truly just. Their gods were of the same natures as man: showing vengeance, anger, retribution, etc.

As you go about your duties of this day, think about the just and holy God you serve. Through His justice, Christians live in the light of His face where joy and peace abound forever.

God Bless You,
Linda

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