TODAY’S MEDITATION – Leave justice into the hands of God (Isaiah 30:18)

Most of the time, when we feel we have been wronged, we want justice, because we want to see things right or the way we think they should be. My brother, my sister, justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used as synonyms in the Bible. The main problem we have is that we cannot begin to understand God’s justice unless we first understand we are sinners. Yes, because we are all sinners, we should not try to give justice ourselves and leave it into the hands of God. To understand this better, let’s move to the story of David: you see, David was outraged when Nathan presented him the story of a poor man’s lamb that was taken away by the rich man (2 Samuel 12:1-14)… and even sentenced the rich man to die, not knowing Nathan was talking about him. Yes, like David, many of us want justice when we are outraged by a situation or someone. Yet, before God, just like David, our unconfessed sins are also waiting to be sentenced too. What do we learn from this? David’s repentant prayer to God was indeed effective because by admitting his sin against God, he acknowledged the righteousness of God. However, the Lord told David that even though his sin was forgiven, the child resulting from the adulterous affair would die, demonstrating the fact that his sin still had to be judged. My friend, yes, Jesus died on the cross for our sins to be forgiven. But we should never forget that this does not give us a licence to sin and above all, God does is fair and does not forget to give justice: ” For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing” (Isaiah 61:8). You may even forget that you wanted justice after being wronged, but God does not forget. You might forget that you sinned against God, He will forget it once you repent… however there may be consequences coming along with your sin! Our God is a God of justice and He will always ensure justice is rendered according to His Holiness. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.