Sunday, February 15, 2015

Equality For All

One of the great dilemmas that many speak of today is unequal justice. If the person who committed an offense is on my side politically or athletically for example, it is almost a foregone conclusion that “our side” wants “unfair justice” for that one. It seems as though most are more than willing to overlook justice for the “wrong doer” if it will not cause our side or our team to lose in the race for prominence, prestige, position or political favor.

How very wrong in the eyes of God! Justice, in God’s eyes is to be applied equally. He makes no apology or excuse for wrongdoing. One cannot read His Word without coming to the conclusion that “justice must prevail!” This concept is stressed in the Law and the Prophets and in other Old Testament writings. God will not bless or accept the behavior of those who attempt to justify the wrong doing of anyone for any reason in any situation. In His Word and in His world, wrong is wrong and cannot be negotiated or resolved by getting the largest number of votes.

Injustice is always repulsive to God because it is a violation of His very nature and character. He is a just and holy God and to favor one side above another cannot exist in His creation.

“Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent - the Lord detests them both.” One thing to note about this verse is the fact that the words Solomon chose describe the most intense outrage possible to a Holy God. To Him, inequity is repulsive - even if it involves “our team.”

Prayer:  Help us, Lord, to see right and wrong through Your eyes and in light of Your Word. May justice prevail! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Proverbs 17:15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the Lord detests them both.

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