Call me strange, but I really do believe that every living man, woman and child has an innate ability to hear God’s Voice. I also believe that nothing brings more dignity to humankind than knowing that the God of the Universe desires to share His good thoughts towards us–thoughts of a hope-filled future.
Prophecy (hearing God and speaking what He says) restores human dignity–the necessary cornerstone of a human-rights approach to social justice.
Today, I am looking to the Heavens. If only God would once again send those who know His Voice, and who are not afraid to stand for Truth, into the harvest fields of justice upon the earth.
Yet, at the same time, the still small voice within reminds me that heaven’s view of justice may not necessarily be my own.
Looking to the horizon, I sense the approach before it fully comes into view. A revelation of a revolution. I’m talking a “Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream!” kind of revelation. A revelation of a cleansing movement of Truth that brings about a revolution in the hearts of men that births something new upon the earth.
I don’t pretend to know what it will look like, but I do know this … God’s Voice living through His people will be in its foundation.
“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.” Psalm 89:14
God is building a foundation. If you want to be at the top … well, that could be a problem.
The law of God is not a set of rules to test our obedience, but rather meant to reveal patterns of relationship that reflect God’s own nature.
In the New Testament account of the woman caught in adultery, the law of the day required that both the man and the woman be accused. The law also required that there be two witnesses to the act. In this case, the requirements of the law were not being met and the woman, whether guilty or not, was being held unjustly.
Jesus responds to the unjust act by demonstrating his God-nature of faithfulness to the unfaithful woman. He calls her up to a higher standard of life. The only stones touching the woman that day were the foundation stones of God’s rule, attended by the witnesses of love and truth.
Jesus did not diminish the law but raised it to be representative of the very nature of God.
Justice, most simply, means putting things right again. Jesus is always interested in the wronged party. He comes to make right that which is wrong. He comes to restore relationship.