Sorting It Out

Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. Proverbs 22:22-23

I may not know much about life but I’ve learned this: if there’s one side of the “winning team” you want to be on in the end, it’s the Lord’s.

Again, we see the LORD on the side of the poor and the needy, defending the cause of the less fortunate. Why? Too often it’s because they can’t speak for themselves. The theme is woven throughout the Bible, whether it’s the “alien,” unborn, poor, or needy.

The injustices that have been meted out will be corrected. The unfair advantages that ruthless attorneys have had over their helpless impoverished opponents will be righted. Too often we see an upside down world of justice where the wealthy client gets off the hook because he hired a slick attorney, or a guilty man goes free because of a technicality in the law.

It will all be sorted out in the end. Before I go kicking my heels together in glee over my “enemies” getting their due, I will first ask the LORD to refresh my mind of (and subsequently repent of) any injustices I am sure to have caused others.

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