“… I will hear from heaven…” Wanting justice is good and right and we should seek and promote justice at every turn. Wanting vengeance is something different entirely. The Bible tells us vengeance is God’s, and in His time, justice is God’s. Our part is summed up succinctly in Micah 6:8 – “O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
The Bible tells us the two foundations of God’s throne are Righteousness and Justice. Why then do we believe we must get justice for ourselves? What lacks when man seeks his own justice is usually wisdom and concern for all parties involved. Man, without submission to the Great Judge of the universe, will only perpetuate the pain of injustice to someone else.
During the Revolutionary War, the founders of our nation found themselves lacking justice from Britain. Britain was far too great and powerful an enemy to overcome in their own strength. So “An Appeal to Heaven” campaign was launched by our praying forefathers who recognized that without intervention from the hand of the Righteous Judge, our land would surely lose its fight for freedom. God responded and provided miracle after miracle during the war to secure our freedom for generations to come. Had our forefathers not been on their faces before God seeking His justice, our nation would likely look very different today.
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