Every sin cries out for justice. Like some career criminal, it always sets up a fall-guy. It entraps us in our sin and then cries out against us, “Justice! Justice!” and we are caught red-handed.
What we forget though, is that changing the rules is not simply annoying; it’s unjust. Because it is unjust; it is an abomination.
Do we truly believe that God is just? Do we honestly believe that we mean much to God and that God will deal justly with our enemies? If so, then we live out what we believe: turn from vengeance and turn toward love and neighborliness.
Back in the day when goods and coinage was weighed, merchants would easily use false balances and false weights to make more money.
We must be careful that we are not as Cain, who when anger was warned that sin was crouching down waiting to devour him. Rather than rule over his anger, he allowed his anger to rule over him.
But we do more than just stray. “We have all turned to our own way,” (Isa 53.6b, HCSB). As we … More