Justice and Righteousness

DKLn10619109Justice and Righteousness

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121 I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.

122 Be surety for Your servant for Good; Do not let the proud oppress me.

123 My eyes fail from seeking Your salvation and Your righteous word.

124 Deal with Your servant according to Your mercy, and Teach me Your statues.

125 I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.

126 It is time for You to act, O Lord, For they have regarded Your law as void.

127 Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!

128 Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things I consider to be right; I hate every false way.

In the matter of which David was accused his conscious was clear.  He had endeavored to be just in his dealings with his fellow men.  He had done the best he could and confidently expected that the Lord would answer his prayer.  He appealed to the great judge to be delivered from the injustice of his oppressors.  In this way, when we by faith and through Christ blood live a blameless life, we too can appeal to the great judge to be delivered from the injustice of our oppressors.

As David longed to hear the righteous judgment of God concerning him, so to should we long to hear the righteous judgment of God.  David’s enemies had maligned his character and tried to bring disrepute upon him, but he knew that God would speak justly concerning him.

So it is with us.  If we live by faith, and establish a relationship with God similar to David’s then we to when maligned by others know that God will speak justly concerning us.  Therefore we will delight to be called “a servant of God.”

Although David rested in the assurance that God loved him and would care for him, David longed to see God take vengeance upon his enemies, upon those that spoke evil against him.  But God is long-suffering and slow to anger, for he longs for all to repent and turn from their evil ways.

No matter our material status or the amount of money or gold we have stored away, they do not compare with the treasures that are stored within God’s Word.  Therefore with this love for truth is accompanied by a hatred for falsehood and false teachings.  Truth and falsehood are mutually exclusive.  The very fact that we love the truth should cause us to hate error.

“When we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ, we shall have no relish for sin nor will we want to see others destroyed for there, but will long that they to will see the truth of the Gospel message or a crucified and risen Saviour.

For God has loved us with an everlasting love.

 

Published by The Bible In Your Hand

Hi, I am Pastor Lester Bentley, a devoted husband, father, and Pastor for the Northeastern Wyoming District of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. I am committed to the great gospel commission as stated in Matthew 28:19, 20.

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