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For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. – Colossians 1:9-14
You’ll hear a lot of talk about justice in the world, in the media these days. There’s “justice” for fathers, incensed in their belief that mothers have more legal rights to child custody after sad and unfortunate marital splits—men starting colorful demonstrations and costumed protests to attract media attention. There’s “justice” for those affected by violence and the outcomes of violent events, people who want those responsible to be tried and found guilty. There’s “justice” for the victims and the families of accidents and incidents of negligence—anything from horrific car crashes and tragic crushes in stadium rock shows, to slips and trips and burns from hot coffee.
So many different cries for justice in the world, some seemingly deserving, others seemingly not, and yet is there real justice to be found? What’s called for is judgment, often legal—a desire for people to be held accountable. For punishment, for condemnation. Continue reading