God's Initiative Against Injustice

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand against evildoers?
Unless the Lord had given me help,
I would soon have dwelt in the silence of death

Psalm 94:16-17

God has invited his people to fight with him the wickedness and injustice in the world.

And it is the beginning lines of this Psalm which serves as our invitation. You see, works of justice are not something that we as humans initiate.

It is not something that is absent from the mind of God, in which we fill in, so to speak, the darkness in the world. It is not something which God is not doing that we are making up for.

No, God is the initiator of justice. God is the initiator of righting the wrongs. God is the first to be burdened, and the first to act. And as the first, he invites us to follow and to join him in fighting injustice.

Because as the last part of that passage suggests, as we say yes to fighting injustie, God will not only be leading, but be empowering us along the way.

 

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Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.

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