Persistently Seek Justice

Do you feel as though you have been wronged? Do you see others being mistreated? Do you long for justice to be served? Are you seeking a wrong to be righted? Have you cried out to God, asking him to bring about the justice you seek?

When we have been wronged, it can seem to take forever for justice to be served. The saying, “The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine” comes to mind and its origin is traced back to a Greek philosopher named Sextus Empiricus from the third century.

Though the wheels of justice may grind slowly, some will claim they do not always grind fine. Of course, that can often be due to our perspective on time and what is just. Our desired outcome may not come within the timeframe we desire. However, that does not mean the wheels of justice have stopped turning nor that they will not ultimately grind true.

Jesus tells us to continue to cry out for justice. He says to continue to cry out to God. He says to cry out day and night. Perhaps our lack of crying out is the problem. In our immediate satisfaction culture, we want to cry out once and receive immediate justice. Persistence has been lost.

Jesus does not say justice comes immediately. He does say it will come quickly. But quickly is a relative term. If we desire God’s justice to come, we must be persistent, we must continue to cry out to God to administer his justice. We also must earnestly seek God’s justice rather than our own desire. Our desire does not always align with God’s. We must cry out for God’s justice to be served and trust him to serve it according to his will.

I pray we all cry out for God’s justice. I pray we are persistent in our asking for God’s justice. I pray each one of us will set aside our personal agenda to seek God’s will and cry out to him. Seek God’s justice. Be persistent. Set aside your personal agenda. Trust God to carry out his will.

Luke 18:6-8 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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