In light of the recent court decision in Ferguson, and my Facebook page blowing up with cries of injustice, my flesh resonates with the cries, while the Spirit within me reminds me where true justice originates.
Why do we have such a desire for justice to be done? Why do we want others to receive their just due? Why does it seem to be engrained in us to desire and seek for justice?
Is it not the image of the invisible God bearing on and in and through us? Is it not that “…His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse” (Romans 1:21 ESV)?
While my flesh cries “foul”, while my heart says “unfair”, the Spirit within me convicts me to the core and reminds me of this ultimate truth….”YOU do not get what YOU deserve because I took YOUR punishment and paid YOUR debt on Calvary. When YOU deserved death, I traded MY life for YOURS. The wages of YOUR sin is death, but MY free gift to YOU is eternal life. I am the propitiation for YOUR sins. When the wrath of a just GOD was on YOU, I called YOU, I justified YOU. YOU have not gotten what YOU deserve. YOU have received my righteousness.”
This is the Mighty God I serve.
This is Jesus Christ.
This is Justice.