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by Ken Barnes
10/17/2018 / Christian Living
God presides over heaven’s court; he pronounces judgment on the judges: (Psalm 82:1 NLT)
There is a chief justice of heaven’s court, and his name is the God of Justice. The judges and magistrates on this earth wield enormous power and influence. When those who administer justice in this world walk in darkness and dispense injustice, there is still a God who rules and reigns. He fights for the rights of the poor and needy. He brings judgment on the judges.
The recent Supreme Court confirmation process shed light on the monumental struggle that is taking place in our nation between good and evil. I am not saying that all people who were either for or against the confirmation, were either good or evil. Yet, there is a struggle where there is no gray area, and that is between justice and injustice.
The judges in our nation have deemed that it is just to take innocent life through abortion. It is one thing to do wrong, but to call wrong, right is eviler. Matthew Henry wrote, “To do unjustly is bad, but judge unjustly is far worse because it is doing wrong in the name of right.”
Judges rule by divine decree, yet when they lose accountability to Godly authority, everything starts to break down. Their consciences become seared, and they become ignorant and walk in darkness (v. 5). When we begin to call injustice, justice, we are the road to national decline. When those who are in positions of public trust walk in darkness, it brings trouble on the whole nation. As long as the law of our land says it is right to take innocent life, we will be a marked nation. The chief justice of heaven’s court will have to bring judgment on the judges.
I worked for seventeen years as a missionary with Youth With A Mission. My missionary work has taken me to Mexico, Canada, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, and the Ukraine.I hold a Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Commonwealth University. [email protected]
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