One of the great ongoing debates in our nation today concerns unequal justice. If the person who committed an offense is on my side politically or socially, for example, it is almost a foregone conclusion that “our side” wants “justice” for that one as they interpret the law. It seems as though most are more than willing to overlook justice for the “wrongdoer” if it will not cause “our side” 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 wrongdoing 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, and should not exist within His Kingdom.
“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 to describe “injustice” is a word that describes the most intense outrage possible to a Holy God. To Him, inequity is repulsive - even if it involves “the home team.”
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to see right and wrong through Your eyes and in light of Your Word. May justice come to those wrongly condemned, and 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.