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.
© 2021 Tenth Presbyterian Church.
Permissions: You are permitted and encouraged to reproduce and distribute this material in its entirety or in unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee. For Internet posting, please use only unaltered excerpts (not the content in its entirety) and provide a hyperlink to this page. Any exceptions to the above must be approved by Tenth Presbyterian Church.
Please include the following statement on any distributed copy: By David Apple. © 2021 Tenth Presbyterian Church. Website: tenth.org