Injustice

I have to say the news gets more and more depressing. We are living in chaotic times and injustice seems to be spreading rapidly. It’s happening in governments everywhere at all levels and it’s sad. It’s sad about George Floyd. Every morning I spend time praying and one of the things I pray for is for different countries around the world. It’s appalling when I read about how in other countries there are death squads that go around killing street children just to get rid of them. Many governments are so corrupt that they keep their own people living in poverty and children need to turn to sex slavery or gangs because there are no jobs or have no parents or food. I read that in China a family sold their daughter to the sex slavery for $10.00 so they could eat. It just wrong and sick. It’s the evil of greed and power. David wrote about it in Psalm 64: 

Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, 
from the plots of evildoers. 
3 They sharpen their tongues like swords 
and aim cruel words like deadly arrows. 
4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent; 
they shoot suddenly, without fear. 

5 They encourage each other in evil plans, 
they talk about hiding their snares; 
they say, “Who will see it?” 
6 They plot injustice and say, 
“We have devised a perfect plan!” 
Surely the human mind and heart are cunning. 

Looks like David had seen his share of injustice. But here is Hope as 
Psalm 64 continues: 

7 But God will shoot them with his arrows; 
they will suddenly be struck down. 
8 He will turn their own tongues against them 
and bring them to ruin; 
all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. 
9 All people will fear; 
they will proclaim the works of God 
and ponder what he has done. 

It’s great and comforting that in time God will have the last say and his perfect kingdom will rule over all. We need to hang in there and live our lives the way God wants us to and not give into the temptations of evil or wrongdoing. We must make right decisions and trust God. I like what Romans 12:19 says: 

..Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 

I also like the parable of the persistent widow that is recorded in Luke 18. It’s about an unjust judge and a widow who is persistent about getting justice for her adversaries. Here is God’s response in vs 18:6: 

And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says. 

7 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? 
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. 

We all need to remember God is in control and we need to keep our eyes focused on Jesus. AND we must always be praying. 

Sincerely

Dave

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