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Monday, October 14, 2013

True Justice

Luke 18:7-8 (NIV)
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

The symbol for justice is the figure of a woman who is blindfolded, with a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. It is a representation of the Greek goddess Themis. Themis is the goddess of the order of things established by law, custom and ethics. By Zeus' command, she convenes the assembly of the gods, and she is invoked when mortals assemble. She has been called the goddess of wisdom and good counsel, and the interpreter of the gods' will.

In the Supreme Court Building in Bern, Switzerland there is a unique painting by the Christian painter Paul Robert. The painting is situated above the stairway leading to the Supreme Court Offices. It is entitled Justice Instructing the Judges. In the foreground of the painting are all forms of litigation - the wife against her husband, the architect against the builder, and others arguing among themselves. Above them stand the Swiss judges. How will they judge the litigation? Roberts has painted Justice, but this time the woman is not blindfolded. She stands with her sword pointing downward toward a book, on which is written "The Word of God."

God is Just and it is only through His Word that we truly learn that He truly will deliver justice.

Dear Lord, we thank You that You are just and You will one day administer true justice to all. Help us to live our life in a just manner so that those we come into contact with will see You in us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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