Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Results of Refusing Justice


The violence of the wicked
will sweep them away,
because they refuse to do what is just

- Proverbs 21:7

To refuse justice is to be eventually swept away by the ever increasing violence of the wicked. Without justice there is no border to hem in such swelling violence and thriving wickedness.

Ultimately the weapons of the wicked will be turned against themselves. We see examples of this illustrated in the gang violence that rages in the inner cities and in the wars between differing factions in organized crime. There is no end to their violence. In fact their violence only breeds more violence as those who are offended seek revenge, offend, and then are avenged upon by those whom they have offended. Yet there will finally be an end to this horrific cycle of violence, for on that great and final day the One who is perfectly Just will say “Enough.” It is then that this cycle will cease and all wrongs will at last be righted and avenged in His justice.

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