i’ve been contemplating what to write today…


should i do a post about the inauguration? how about MLK? or should i just write what’s on my heart?

no, i think i’ll write about justice.

i don’t know about you, but i hate injustice. i don’t like to see it in politics. i hate the fact that people are still traded as commodities. i can’t hardly stand to watch human rights violated.

but you know when i get most tweaked about justice…

when the offense is pointed at me.

when i feel like i’m wronged, oh Lord, watch out. i want justice to be swift and instant. i want the offender to pay for what they have done to me. i want God to dole out the punishment.

i mean He is just….isn’t He?

and He saw what happened…didn’t He?

so why does He not act on my behalf and pay that person back for what they did?

i mean Paul even talks about it in the bible…

Romans 12:19

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,“I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.

so when does He “pay them back”?

when do they get what is coming to them? and when do i get to stand back and gloat and say, “you deserved that”?

that’s how i think it should play out and time and time again, i realize that His plan is so much better than mine.

i think so many times that i’m in the justice mode that i forget that God is in the business of grace. how many times have i wanted to see His justice when what He really wanted to extend was His grace. 

and how many times have i felt like i was getting shafted with “justice” when really He is showing me His grace?

interesting thoughts to ponder as i messed up again and demanded justice when i should have just prayed for grace.

Matthew 18

33 Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ 34 Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt.

35 “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart.”

 

 

 

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