Posts Tagged ‘Justice’
Every effective leader has justice as part of their value system. Read Isaiah 30:18.
When God shows compassion and justice He is simply being Himself. God’s passion for justice is a component of His moral perfection. God’s loathing for injustice is a component of His opposition to the destructive effect of unrighteousness. Anything contrary to the character of God always leads to the pain and degradation of injustice toward others.
Godly leaders, who have authority over others, understand the need for justice in their decisions and actions. Read Isaiah 10:1-4.
Isaiah conveys God’s word and presents a serious admonition to leaders who treat followers unjustly. God’s stern condemnation stands as a severe warning to oppressive and unjust leaders; He is pictured in verse four with His hand raised up to deliver His judgment on such leaders.
When times of trouble hit godly Christian leaders, even trouble they bring on themselves, they are wise to turn to God and wait patiently for His help. Read Psalm 40:1-17.
King David wrote Psalm 40. He was no stranger to God’s great blessing and he was no stranger to trouble and suffering in his leadership role, some of it brought on by his own actions. Acts 13:22 calls David “a man after (God’s) own heart” at least in part because no matter if he were living the good life or in the midst of difficult days he sought God and would make God’s goodness known to anyone who would listen.