“Who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and loves the resident alien, giving them food and clothing,” Deuteronomy 10:18.
“Surely, the Lord will do justice for his people; on his servants he will have pity. When he sees their strength is gone, and neither bond nor free is left,” Deuteronomy 32:36.
“Listen in heaven; act and judge your servants. Condemn the wicked, requiting their ways; acquit the just, rewarding their justice,” 1 Kings 8:32.
- The quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
- Rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason:to complain with justice.
- The moral principle determining just conduct.
- Conformity to this principle, as manifested in conduct; just conduct, dealing, or treatment.
- The administering of deserved punishment or reward.
- The maintenance or administration of what is just by law, as by judicial or other proceedings: a court of justice.
- Judgment of persons or causes by judicial process:to administer justice in a community.
“Many are marching to the orders of a ‘king.’ It is a king who does things his own way. For My ways are not your ways, says the LORD.
My ways follow not the patterns of man. The rules followed by man are not my rules. My ways are the ways of justice – and right now the scales of justice have been turned upside down.
Justice in one hand and mercy in the other, are the ways of My Kingdom. But a government without mercy is left to its own devices. For deceit and darkness come in many colors. What appears to be right and true, easily gets bent to serve only a few.”
The prophet Micah tells us in just a few words, how we should walk in this world:
“He hath shown thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8.
And yet, how do we walk in a world where justice is seldom found? How do we deal with others around us when we are treated wrongly, and unjustly?
God tells us that we must love mercy, and that we must walk humbly before Him. In order to love mercy, one must first have experienced mercy in their own lives. We are all sinners, and don’t deserve God’s mercy to us, and yet it is extended.
But when we continually treat others without mercy, then that same mercy will not be shown to us, but rather the cold hand of justice without mercy.
But our land and world seldom displays true justice. Solomon prayed for wisdom and it was granted to him by the LORD, and his kingdom was blessed. But we won’t experience true justice or mercy until the King of Kings rules in the new Kingdom.
Then night will be turned into everlasting day, and sorrow will have been wiped off the face of the globe. Then we not even remember a world that we once lived in that was pitiful in its attempt to show justice and mercy.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?