Written by Michelle Wyatt
What is truth? Truth is purity from falsehood. This is so important, especially these days. We are living in a time when there is so much evil and deception, so many people believe a lie. We are all guilty of believing lies. Simply put, we have all done wrong in the sight of the Lord. This is truth. Justice and truth must walk hand in hand. The Lord is shaking the very foundation of our nation because we have given evil people permission to present his lies in a way that benefits some but does not benefit others.
How have the scales been unbalanced? We know that it is wrong to do certain things, we have all been victims of the court of public opinion. We just know when something is not right. We have somewhat of an idea when we are being deceived. We do not like it when politicians, or pastors, or those in leadership lie to us, or try to manipulate us. However, what if that lie or wrongdoing is benefiting you? How harshly would you speak against the lie? It is a very slippery slope that we are walking when we choose to only accept justice when it is convenient for us.
No one likes correction, but God himself uses His word as the measuring stick for all that is good or bad. I have no desire to point fingers at any group or person because there are always three fingers that will point right back at me. I understand that when we do the right thing, this pleases God, and allows His blessings to flow into our life. The bible states in Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to do good; Seek justice, rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.” We are to stand for those who cannot stand for themselves. Are you seeking justice today? My soul longs to see a day when justice will prevail. I say this with the understanding that I too must allow the Holy Spirit to search my heart and renew a right spirit in me. I want to live according to Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
From a national perspective, we have laws and promises that we believe were inspired by God. However, the laws mean nothing if the people who are executing the law are unjust, or if we turn back on our promises. When we read the Declaration of Independence, it states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Do we really believe this as a country? If we stand on these beliefs, then why are we punishing some people more harshly for the same crimes committed by others? Better yet, why do we punish those who are innocent? This system of oppression cannot stand. We have built this country on God’s word, and His word will not return unto Him void. The oppression must end. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I pray for the United States to hold up it’s original constitution, even when it looks like only a few will benefit. We must ask the question: “Is this just?”