Understanding Justice

Series: Proverbs

by David Apple July 23, 2014 Scripture: Proverbs 28:5

Proverbs 28:5 

Evil men do not understand justice,
but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.

Included in Webster’s Dictionary definition of justice is, "Fairness, justness, fair play, fair-mindedness, equity, evenhandedness, impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, honesty, and righteousness." None of these values are on the "map" of an evil-doer. Evil people have no desire to be fair. They do not even see why someone should want to be fair as they do not benefit. I’m reminded of Noah’s time when people were, "Only doing evil all the time" (Genesis 6:5).

Those who seek the Lord have understanding. They are discerning and wise. The Holy Spirit gifts us with spiritual knowledge as we abide in Christ. ". . . And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8). As long as we are connected to “the Vine”—John 15—we will bear good fruit. Show that to someone today.