Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Where's the Justice?

Typically, when we say we want justice, what we really mean is that we wish things were better for someone, either ourselves or someone else. Our desire for justice is birthed by our perception that things in our lives or the world are unfair. Because we sense unfairness, we want the opposite. That's what we mean when we talk about justice...
But if God loves justice so much, and He's qualified to determine and dispense that justice, how do we explain the incredible amount of humn suffering in the world?... Are these evidences of God's justice?
The answer is no. The issues in the preceeding questions aren't examples of justice; they're just a few of the world's injustices. And rest assured about this: The Lord is angry about them. But they do remind us that any discussion about true justice can't be had outside of eternity. We are limited by time and space; we only see the realities of our present, and what we know to be true of the past.
God, on the other hand, doesn't have the same limitations...
I have a feeling that God's justice looks little like the American Dream.
- pp 26-29 "Holy Vocabulary" by Michael Kelley

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