thoughts on justice...
For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face.
This is what the Lord says: Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righeousness will soon be revealed.
Have you ever heard the expression "borrowed time?" It insinuates that a person is operating beyond their rational limit of allowed time. Time isn't all we borrow. It's interesting that when it comes to transactions with God, we operate on borrowed righteousness...none of us inherently right on our own, but righteous before Him because He makes it so. It's His righteousness....albeit within us, but still entirely His.
Justice, however, is an entirely different matter - scripture places us in a much more proactive role. We're told that He loves it and we're to maintain it.
Why do the wheels of justice need maintanance? What is it about justice that atrophies over time? Even when the governments of earth make attempts at justice, they often break down quickly. Programs to feed the poor are victims of budget woes and laws passed to guarantee fair treatment become legal loopholes for a vocal few. Justice atrophies without the accompanying prayers of righteous people.
What can you do today to maintain justice...to operate out of the generous loan of righteousness deposited within your heart to further the cause of justice before the Judge of the earth?