“Seeking Justice” by Kirk Hunt
Thus saith the Lord God; Let it suffice you, O princes of Israel: remove violence and spoil, and execute judgment and justice, take away your exactions from my people, saith the Lord God.
Ezekiel 45:9 KJV
It is easy to question the justice of ancient Israel’s leaders. Their error and injustice is recorded in Scripture. What about leaders, including you, in the modern era? Do you seek justice in the here and now?
“Let it suffice you.” Injustice is almost always preceded by lust. Greed is simply the money-focused version of lust. Be content with what you have, or at least content to pursue more without cheating.
God does not forbid His people from having and acquiring. In fact, Jesus said that He came to give us abundant life. Still, wealth and advancement does not have to come at the unfair expense of those around you.
Pursue God. He will add everything else to you. His blessings never flow from swindling or oppressing someone else. Do your part in righteousness and He will bless you more than you think or imagine.
You can win, acquire and live in the big house on the hill. Just be sure you can face God with a clean record and unstained hands. It may take a little longer, but His approval is worth the longer route.
Think: Do I pursue justice through my own life and leadership?
Pray: “Lord, help me to be an example of Your truth and justice.”
Copyright © October 2013, Kirk Hunt
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