Awaiting Justice

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Current events cause us to consider the idea of justice, and why some people seem to “get away” with hurting other people. This is not a new question, of course. David wrote about such things many times in the scriptures. 

In Psalm 10, David voices the temptation to feel that God is “afar off” and hidden during times of trouble (v.1), while the wicked man persecutes the poor (v.2). The evil person lurks and hides in the villages waiting to catch and even kill the helpless (v.8-11), figuring that God will never catch him. 

The Bible’s answer for this is that God does indeed see, both the plight of the innocent and the deeds of the wicked (v. 12-15). God will repay the wicked for their deeds (v.14), and will bring justice to the innocent (v.14-18).

David always came to the conclusion that God is his help, and he would rely on His timing for justice. Just as the scripture affirms in other places, “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He” (Deut. 32:4). 

Let us trust in Him, and wait for His justice!

Matt Clifton

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