God stands in the divine assembly;
he pronounces judgment among the gods:
“How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked?
Provide justice for the needy and the fatherless;
uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
Rescue the poor and needy;
save them from the power of the wicked.”
They do not know or understand;
they wander in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
I said, “You are gods;
you are all sons of the Most High.
However, you will die like humans
and fall like any other ruler.”
Rise up, God, judge the earth,
for all the nations belong to you.
Psalm 82 (CSB)
God is a God of justice. He a defender, a fighter for those who are marginalized, those who are undone and unseen by society, by the Church, by us. He is for them, not against them.
As God followers, we are to be like Him, providing justice for the needy and the fatherless and upholding the rights of the oppressed and the destitute. We must pay attention, not averting our eyes when it all seems to be too much, and we must not be silent but speak up when people are being mistreated, when the image of God in them has been stripped away through people’s words and deeds.
The work of justice is the work of the God, of Him making all things right again, and we get to participate in it right now, right where we’re at.
God, bring Your justice here on earth. Help us to see, to pay attention, to join You in making all things right again. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.
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