Broken Justice: Restored in Christ

Week of Wednesday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 11th  

Authors: Denny & Marilyn Dahl

Justice – Conformity to truth, fact or sound reason. Fairness in the way people are dealt with
Isaiah 59:9-20

So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us. We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows. Isaiah 59:9

Isaiah is lamenting over the fact that they had become a sinful people and that they acknowledged their iniquities: rebellion and treachery against the Lord. No matter where they looked or what they did they couldn’t find the justice and righteousness they were looking for.

Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. Isaiah 59:15

When the Lord looked and saw there was no justice he was displeased, and was appalled there was no one to intervene. So the Lord intervened for the faithful.

“The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” says the Lord. Isaiah 59:20

John 19:1-16 Jesus Sentenced to be Crucified

The account of Jesus before Pilate is a perfect example of broken justice. Pilate found no facts or reasons to crucify Jesus but gave in to those who wanted him crucified. Justice was not served that day but God’s plan was. God was there with his son that day just as he is with us.

In our lives we witness or experience injustice (broken justice) periodically. We might look at a person dying unexpectedly or too young, or someone suffering from a physical or mental condition as being not fair or an injustice. These two scripture readings remind us that although things may seem unjust and not fair, God is always there to help us through, that he does have a plan, and that all things happen to fulfill it.

Prayer: Dear Lord God, please be with us and reassure us that no matter how unjust or unfair things may seem at times you will always be there to walk with us or carry us through. We know we can’t always understand the reason certain things happen in life but help us to realize it is part of your plan for all of us. Amen.

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