A Higher Court Of Justice

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

There is a sense of justice within every man. We ought to be concerned about injustice as Dr. Martin Luther King said so eloquently, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Justice is what is morally right, equitable, and just according to the rules of law. Justice is important and a biblical concept. Biblically, justice is the establishment of God’s moral character and law in judging something or in judgment (bringing matters to the rule of right). There is something in us that will not remain still or at peace until justice is satisfied. Wars between nations, conflicts between groups of society, and arguments between individuals all go on because of an unfairness, an inequity, and an injustice. Peace is difficult as long as there is injustice or you could say injustice disturbs one’s peace. Our American government is supposed to be about securing our inalienable rights and as our Pledge of Allegiance says it is to be “… with liberty and justice for all.”

I can understand when law enforcement commits an injustice people’s peace being disturbed. It must be made right or some judgment to restore the rule of right. In the process of achieving this, though, violence and committing an injustice, will only add to more disturbance of peace.

I want you to notice that from Psalm 89:14 that justice and judgment (the rule of right) comes from a place higher than human government and authorities. God’s throne is the habitation (are established upon) of justice and judgment. It is what His Kingdom, His Throne, is founded upon. God is Just and Right and will do what is right in EVERY situation. He will bring forth equity and what is fair giving to every man what is due. God’s moral character will vindicate every wrong, every injustice, every unfairness and that should give us peace. We should do all we can through the systems of man to stand for justice and to stand against injustice but it is not the court of last resort. The final verdict for making every injustice right will not always be on Earth but we can be assured that it will happen (Acts 17:31). Even if everything isn’t set straight by human efforts we can still have peace knowing that God will judge. We don’t have to carry the weight or burden of justice but can have peace in knowing God will make it right. Life isn’t always fair but God is Just.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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