Good News About Injustice

I’m reading ‘Good News About Injustice‘ this weekend. The good news is that God hates it.

The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked and those who love violence his soul hates. For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face. [Psalm 11:5,7]

The book is written by Gary Haugen, who is the president and CEO of International Justice Mission, a Christian human rights agency. Thanks to my friend, Jordan, who told me several years ago about the organization. Since then, I’ve learned more and more about the horrible injustices going on in the U.S. and the world… including child labor and human trafficking.

Some pertinent verses I came across while reading…

You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more. [Psalm 10:17-18]

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. [Psalm 45:6]

5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the LORD his God,

6 the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
the LORD, who remains faithful forever.

7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.

The LORD sets prisoners free,

8 the LORD gives sight to the blind,
the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down,
the LORD loves the righteous.

9 The LORD watches over the alien
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

10 The LORD reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the LORD.

[Psalm 46:5-10]

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. [Galations 6:9]

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One thought on “Good News About Injustice

  1. “sustains the fatherless and the widow” are more than just words for me these days. Resurrection is more meaningful also.
    I used Psalm 46 as the introduction in the Women’s SS Class at Walnut Park a couple of weeks ago.

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