Scripture: When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, people’s hearts are filled with schemes to do wrong. Ecclesiastes 8:11 NIV
Observation: When justice is delayed, injustice becomes the order or more precisely disorder of the day. All we have to do is look at our society and see the truth in this scripture. Delayed justice has led to a complete flip-flop and the inmates seem to be running the asylum. Isiah 5:20a says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…” We have forsaken our Lord and his truth and our upside-down world is evidence of that!
Application: I must pray for God and his justice to reign in my life and our world today.
Prayer: Father, we have caused there to be great injustice in this world. I must take responsibility for my part in allowing it to happen. Reign in my life and help me to be bold in the face of injustice and to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen