“Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” Revelation 22:11
There are news reports from around the world, all sorts of stories, let alone here in the US, stories about injustice and evil. Stories about victimization, the strong overpowering the weak, those without a voice or advocate at the merciless hands of evil people. Life, at times is wrought with injustice and acts of evil.
Even David, one after God’s own heart, proclaimed:
“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?”
We witness news stories when we turn on our televisions, and perhaps even in our own interaction with other people these injustices, these wrongs that seem to go unpunished. We cry out for help. We become angry. We rage and decry these evil people and these evil acts. There is a bitter taste in our mouths, as we come to the conclusion that life is not fair…and sometimes we’re absolutely right. This is a fallen world. This is a broken place full of broken, horribly marred people. I won’t defend the actions of evil people – for they do exist. I also know that many innocent people face life and death situations and there seems to be no justice.
I would not want to simply boil it down to God’s final judgement.
I never want to short change, and thereby cheapen these injustices found all over the world. In fact, if we are able to, we ought to fight with every breath in our lungs for justice for ALL people. We ought to wage a war against injustice at every turn. Those without a voice, or a voice drowned out by the noise of silence, ought to have advocates and people willing to stand up.
The Day of the Lord is coming.
When that day does come, we will all be held accountable for our actions or lack there of…in the mean time, let us shine a light into places of darkness. Let us bring a loud voice to the voiceless. May we fight against injustice at every turn, and as we do, may we display how we ought to love in this broken world, because God first loved us. This kind of love is needed in our world, more so than ever.
Something more to ponder today.