Day 62: God Is Just

now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?

“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 8:7-8, NASB


The text above reveals one of the greatest promises that has ever been given to man: God will not delay justice any longer than is necessary.


This promise follows a parable given by Jesus in which he tells of an unjust judge who finally brings about justice at the plea of a woman, for no other reason than she was so persistent in her pleas that she eventually wore the judge out. So that judge gave her the justice she sought, even though he was unrighteous and cared little about justice.


Jesus then contrasts this judge to our Father, who is neither unrighteous, nor unjust, He makes the point that God will not long delay justice when His faithful servants "cry to Him day and night". The reason that this is so important should be evident from the events that go on daily in this wicked world. In the last few weeks alone, we have seen the laws change in our own country to allow for more abortions being paid for with tax dollars, attempts at changing the laws to allow children to be abused by adults who want to "help" them change their gender, and laws to the reduce the prosecution of those who would abuse children in the most perverse and nightmarish ways imaginable.


Do you think that God is ignoring this suffering of the most innocent among us? I do not, but I do see where Jesus says that we need to be "crying to Him day and night" for the justice that is so desperately needed. This promise gives us hope at the assurance that God will not delay His justice, but this hope comes with responsibility. In short, we must ask God to interceded.


Are we doing that? Or does justice just not matter as much as it used to?


I for one (and I think that this is true of you as well) think that justice still matters to those who have a heart for God and for the innocent. That being the case, wouldn't it behoove us all to begin to "cry out" to God on behalf of those who need His justice the most?


The reading for today is from Luke 18. It reveals a number of truths about the nature of God that will allow us to take advantage of the blessings that He wants to give us, if we will just ask.