Rightness and Justice (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 190)
Matthew 5:6 (NLT)
God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied.
God’s character and heart are set at the temperature of righteousness and justice. When righteousness and justice are lacking, tyranny and chaos are the result. A striving towards doing what is right, fair, and equitable begins with a hunger and thirst for those things. Our peace and hope are found not in our worldly attempts at holiness, but in the ultimate righteousness of Christ.
Unfortunately, many in our society do not measure their words or actions by the yardstick of what is universally right. Instead, they measure what they do and say by what is convenient at the moment or what they feel is fair. The most gracious and humble people are those who make it a point and have the passion to do what is right in every situation. Too many of us love everything except what is good and fear everything except God.
To do what is right, we must be aware of and surrendered to God’s character. The people in the world who desire to see everything line up with God’s heart are those who are eternally satisfied. We may not see it in this life, but those who choose to align themselves with God’s character now will see a world in the future that is aligned with God’s perfect righteousness and justice.
“People must have righteous principals in the first, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.”
— Martin Luther