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Sunday, 24 November 2013

We Want Justice, We Want Justice!

(This reading is based on Psalms 109, read in accordance with the Revived by His Word initiative of the the General Conference of SDA.)

"For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those who condemn him." Psalm 109: 31

Switch Our Positions

If you have ever walked on the road while its raining, and were ever splashed by a passing car, you may have wished at one point or another, that you could switch positions with the driver - not out of covet, but just so he/she can appreciate the need to be more considerate when driving. So amidst the strong language used in this Psalm seems to be simple cry for justice. What the writer wishes would befall the "wicked" is nothing more that is the common lot of the poor. The cry is to the end that those who are apt to judge learn things from another perspective than from their arrogant, proud and privileged positions.

                                                              

Jesus Assumed Our Lot

Hebrews 2 is most expansive on the subject of why Jesus took on our lot: "But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted;" (verses 9, 10, 17 and 18).

Justice Served

So when at length Jesus will execute final judgement, instead of people staging a road block and be chanting, "We want justice, we want justice," they'll be saying, "just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints." Rev. 15: 3.

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