The Broken Spoke

Many things are wrong in America, besides a Government Office obtained through fraud, distortions regarding a pandemic, riots, division, immorality, abortion, drug addiction, broken families and political corruption. The overarching issue and underlying problem is the absence of justice. The rule of law no longer functions. “So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice.” (Isaiah 59:14-15) It’s not just that the laws are unjust, there is no enforcement of those we have and the criminals decide what gets prosecuted. (Isaiah 10:1-2) 

God describes injustice and states that He will hold the guilty accountable. (Exodus 23:6-7) “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly.” (Leviticus 19:15) Justice is central and integral to God, “…I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:24)  “Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.” (Psalm 89:14; 97:2, also see Colossians 1:16)

Believers trust in God’s rule and Sovereignty, even when wickedness seems rampant. “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” (Romans 13:1-2) “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) Judgment begins with God’s people and it is imperative for there to be justice and righteousness among the Congregation of Believers. (1 Peter 4:17) Otherwise on the day of Judgment He will say, “I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me. Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them. Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!” (Amos 5:21-24) “And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner? So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.” (1 Peter 4:18-19) When the people cry out and return to God, revival will restore justice.