1 Samuel 22:18-22 NIV – 18 The king then ordered Doeg, “You turn and strike down the priests.” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. 19 He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep.
20 But one son of Ahimelek son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled to join David. 21 He told David that Saul had killed the priests of the Lord. 22 Then David said to Abiathar, “That day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, I knew he would be sure to tell Saul. I am responsible for the death of your whole family.
God is just. It’s His character, who He is, and it’s something He wants us to pursue.
Justice seeks to make wrong things right. It is us working throughout our lives to fix injustices in the world around us. Every time we see something that’s wrong, our first response should be to pray about it. Our second response should be to ask ourselves, “What can I do about it?”
However, it doesn’t even occur to most of us. It’s like we look at things and think that it’s someone else’s problem, and we wish “they” would fix it! We wish “they” would do this and that.
Have you ever stopped to ask, “Who is they?” I think “they” is us, you and me! You may not be able to fix everything, but you can do something. Don’t look at injustice and do nothing. You must do something because God did not create you for inactivity and passivity. He created you for enthusiasm, zeal and passion. He put gifts in you to be used for His glory and to help other people. Live a life of justice today.
Prayer Starter: Holy Spirit, don’t allow me to sit around wishing “they” would do something about the injustice in the world when I can do something. Fill me with boldness, and show me how to right the wrongs in the world around me.
– sources: John Cameron preaching, Joyce Meyer’s Devotional