Does your heart cry out for justice for the oppressed? Reacting against others’ sin demonstrates God’s moral law written on your heart.
But, how about justice for those whom you sin against? We all want justice until it’s our turn to receive it. Your sin is also an offense to a holy God and demands payment.
Praise God for his just character and common grace—and be grateful for the patient mercy he shows by justifying you through Christ’s sacrifice for sin.
The wicked person watches the righteous person
and seeks to kill him.
But the LORD will not abandon him to the wicked person’s power
or condemn him when he is brought to trial.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The scepter in your kingdom is a scepter for justice.
Let the nations be glad and sing joyfully
because you judge everyone with justice
and guide the nations on the earth.
He brings about justice for those who are oppressed.
He gives food to those who are hungry.
The LORD sets prisoners free.
Then a shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from its roots will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of advice and power,
the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.
He will gladly bear the fear of the LORD.
He will not judge by what his eyes see
or decide by what his ears hear.
He will judge the poor justly.
He will make fair decisions for the humble people on earth.
He will strike the earth with a rod from his mouth.
He will kill the wicked with the breath from his lips.
Justice will be the belt around his waist.
Faithfulness will be the belt around his hips.
Isaiah 11: 1-5
Won’t God give his chosen people justice when they cry out to him for help day and night? Is he slow to help them? I can guarantee that he will give them justice quickly.