“But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
God’s prophetic voice is always righteous. His voice is everything right. God has called me and others to extend His righteous justice to people whose lives have been ravaged by injustice and evil. From the beginning of my walk with the Lord, I was motivated by a passion to help those in need of healing and deliverance. A door was opened for me to serve what most would consider undesirable. Yet, God had another plan to set the captives free.
In these turbulent times of gross darkness we must return to God and maintain righteousness, justice and love for all. The Bible says, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you” (Psalm 89:14)
God who is perfectly just, and desires justice for all of His creation. He can use our unique talents, passions, and experiences to pursue justice.
In his book, Strength to Love, a collection of Dr. Martin Luther King’s sermons, Dr. King wrote:
The Church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”
The Church has the authority to make an impact on society in every sphere of influence, family, religion, government, business, education, arts & entertainment, and media. The entire society can be influenced with the gospel when the Church rises up, walk in our God given authority, and becomes the salt and light of the earth.
In the sermon “Love in Action” Dr. King preached that “One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong. Only through the bringing together of head and heart –- intelligence and goodness -– shall man rise to a fulfillment of his true nature.”
God is very concerned about the injustices many are facing today. When our hearts and minds reflect the love of God for all mankind we will display God’s unfailing love for all humanity. To achieve justice for the world, we must better understand how God views it.
As guardian of the moral and spiritual life of the community the church cannot look with indifference at the glaring evils of social, economic and racial injustice. These evils impact the Kingdom of God.
“There is more in us then we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less. -Kurt Hahn