Friday, March 15, 2013

Give Me Justice!

Jesus was telling the people why they should always pray and not lose heart. A woman, in his story, cried out to the impatient, unrighteous judge for justice from her opponent. She kept praying until he relented and acted in her favor to provide that justice. He tired of listening to her incessant pleas. "Now," Jesus said, "will not God bring about justice for his elect who cry to Him day and night, and yet He is very patient with them" [an alternate reading in the NASB]. 

In other words, if vindication for the one appealing is what happens in a secular law court where the judge has no compassion, how kindly will God act in our favor, who are the ones he has actually chosen and the ones toward whom He has loving patience?

Jesus ends with this: "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:1-8) 

All of this has to do with appeals for justice. We see this kind of appeal going on in heaven when martyrs cry out to God asking for the right thing to be done on earth against those who persecuted them. "O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" (Rev 6:10) They did not want to do the judging themselves, but they expected God to do it. "Vengeance is mine" says the Lord, not the believers.

Should we cry out for justice? Do we need to be vindicated? Paul is fond of repeating the words of Isaiah, "He who believes in Him will not be disappointed"(Rom 10:11; Isa 28:16). The word "disappointed" may well be translated "ashamed" or "put to shame." Paul seems to use this sentence to describe our relation to God. In other words, as a man trusts in what Christ has done for him, he is going to be declared to be right in the heavenly court.

But in this parable, it is said that those who cry out to Him will not only be justified before God, but justified before men. God will vindicate them before their enemies. We cry out when we are treated unjustly because we know that it matters that the name of God's children and the cause of Christ will be proven to be right before men. "Wisdom WILL be known by her children." 

If He does not vindicate us before men immediately, then He nonetheless will do it quickly when He comes. He will prove Himself right, and all His children--His peculiar people--will be vindicated in one decisive moment. 

But, will he find faith on earth? Will there be people who trust Him after long years of persecution and injustice? That's the question we must consider.

1 comment:

val said...

A gift for you....truth.
The true Gospel is now delivered to you from the wilderness Rev 12:6 as a witness Matt 24:14.
Our heavenly Father will NOT put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. Sin doesn't scare God! He created it Isa 45:7 to teach us all the knowledge of good and evil Gen 3:22 for our eternal placement in his coming kingdom. Throwing a child of his into a hell fire has never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. Anyone preaching a hell fire for any child of God has been deceived into teaching lies. The whole world has been believing in a god of hate murder and revenge (The devil Rev 12:9). The true word of God John 1:1 is now delivered Rev 12:5 here

God chose a woman Rev 12 to be the prophet like unto Moses Num 12:3 and Elijah Matt 17:3, Acts 3:21-23, Luke 1:17. Those professing themselves to be Christians would be wise to hear all Acts 3:23 BEFORE making any judgment. The proof of what I tell you is in the hearing.

Prove ALL things 1 Thes 5:21. Satan has deceived the whole world Rev 12:9 until now. Turn your heart to the children of God for a better placement Ezek 37:26 in God's world Rev 21.