"Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God." (Micah 6:8, HCSB)
The word justice is thrown around so often today, it’s like a beach ball at a rock concert. But the amazing thing that we often forget is that the ultimate justice for the world has already been met. It has been satisfied! Christ is our justice, and in Him is our righteousness.
When I first gave my life to the Lord back in 2009 I understood this; sadly though, I lost my first love for a time. I thought I was justice, because justice lived in me. I tried so hard to accomplish a “successful” Christian life by following the rules, by adhering to all the Dos and Don’ts.
But in walking along this path, I lost sight of what was truly important; I blurred the lines of justice. To act justly, to love, and to walk humbly is all accomplished by abiding in our Savior.
It is only in my intimate walk with Jesus when I see how much of a sinner I am. When I experience His grace and mercy in my life, I understand how justice has been met. The price of our sins has been paid for, and justice has been fulfilled. After all, this was His plan from the very beginning.
Father let us yearn for You and only You Lord. Let us humbly come to You as Your children. We want to always be in Your presence, just like when You walked with Adam and Eve in the garden. Let us remember Your justice, and never forget what You have done for us. Amen.
Do you take justice into your own hands, or do you rely on the One who is the definition of justice? Keep a tally of how many times throughout the week you have attempted to apply justice on your own terms rather than on His terms. Sit down at the end of the week with a repentant heart and lay these things before God. Ask for guidance and wisdom in how you can let Him be the justice in your life.