The Valley of Decisions

The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love. Psalm 33:5

Even the best judges today are imperfect. They make decisions based on the evidence presented, and often that evidence is incomplete and inconsistent. But it doesn’t mean that judges should not continue to make solid, righteous decisions.

We don’t need to be a judge to make righteous and just decisions about how we treat people. For instance, do our actions toward the poor reflect a political or godly worldview? Sometimes they are the same; sometimes they aren’t. A Godly worldview would help the poor with our own money. A political viewpoint would take from others to help the poor. The final objectives are the same; the means, however, are very different. Or worse yet, an ungodly worldview would say, “God helps those who help themselves,” and would refuse to offer assistance.

We know that when the Lord returns, He will right wrongs and bring people to true justice. In the meantime, we should continue making righteous and just decisions based on the information we have now.

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