Matthew 5:6 Great blessings belong to those who want to do right more than anything else. God will fully satisfy them.
Blessings in Injustice
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You and I – we’re wired to hate injustice, especially, when we’re on the receiving end of it. When we’re misunderstood. When people think the wrongly thing of us and we suffer as a result. When instead of recognising the good in us, they promote the bad in someone else. Oh yeah – you and I hate injustice.
There’s a good reason for that. God is not only a loving God, He’s also a just God. And that is, after all, what you’d expect of Him, every bit as much as we expect if of any judge in our legal system. More so in fact.
And you and I, we’re made in His image. Our innate sense of justice comes from Him. It’s an inherited trait if you will.
So, what do you do, when you’re on the receiving end of an injustice? Jesus said this in His famous Sermon on the Mount:
Great blessings belong to those who want to do right more than anything else. God will fully satisfy them. (Matthew 5:6)
In other words, when all this bad stuff is happening around you, keep doing good, keep thinking good, keep hoping for good, keep hungering for good, because eventually … your hunger for justice will be satisfied. No, not just satisfied, but fully satisfied.
In this world, we don’t always benefit from doing what’s right. We should do, but we don’t. Good behaviour should always yield a blessing, but in this lost and sinful world, good behaviour often attracts the ire of others. Good behaviour often wakens the evil in people, and so they come out fighting. Why? Because we live in a world that wants to drag us down to its level of depravity.
Do you think that’s a bit harsh? Have a look at the public debate, between politicians, across society, over whatever the hot topic is where you live right at the moment. How civil is it? How well meaning and respectful are people to one another? How much do they display love and good will toward others? Point taken, right?
And the temptation for you and me, is to allow ourselves to be dragged down to that level. But God’s blessings turn up in all sorts of strange places.
Great blessings belong to those who want to do right more than anything else. God will fully satisfy them.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.