“For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake His faithful ones.” Psalm 37:28
There is a popular television show that’s called What Would You Do? It uses actors to create difficult situations in public places. The camera crew follows ordinary people encountering these scenes, and captures how they react. One scenario involves a bartender who looks through a patron’s phone while she’s in the restroom. Another shows a man yelling at his son who is trying to learn a skateboarding trick.
The show asks, “What would you do in this situation?” Would you walk past and do nothing, as many people do, not wanting to get involved? Or would you intervene? If safety is not an issue, what is the right thing to do?
When you look closely, the whole premise of the show is about justice. Will someone step in and bring justice to the situation? Will other customers in the bar tell the woman when she returns about the bartender’s invasion of privacy? Will someone stop and help the boy who is obviously upset and scared?
The man who scolded the bartender and the runner who helped the boy navigate his skateboard brought justice into their spheres of influence. Though no laws were passed and these situations may not be worthy of the 6 o’clock news, justice was given. Balance and fairness ruled.
It makes me ask myself, “What would I do?”
Lord, You say in Your word that You love those who act justly. When it is within my power, give me the courage to give justice when it is needed.
Think about times when you have acted justly. Write down those times. Maybe you have settled an argument between friends or have returned something to its rightful owner. Maybe you stood up for someone who was being treated unfairly. We are carriers of justice everywhere we go. Pray that with wise judgment, you can continue to act justly in your sphere of influence.