Can Justice Be Blind?
The bible says in Isaiah 1:26, “I will restore your judges as at the first and your counselors as at the beginning, and afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city.”
During this election season justice or injustice has become central to the candidates and those who support them. The sculpture of lady justice holds aloft a set of scales indicating to all who seek her out that they will receive evenhanded treatment despite wealth, station, or any other criteria.
In the first chapter of Isaiah, God is declaring that there was corruption in the courts of Jerusalem. Lawyers were giving bad advice, judges were making rulings that favored their own careers. As it says in Amos 5:13 “even the prudent keeps silent for it was an evil time”.
Today, you see news accounts where the scales of justice are being tipped. City prosecutors and state attorney generals appear to be looking the other way when a criminal of one ideological bent or another come before them. Social justice activism that results in mayhem is scarcely prosecuted. As it was in ancient Israel so it is in some parts of America today. Social order cannot be maintained when scales are tipped and justice is denied. Unlike Israel, people of conscience, the prudent, must not remain silent.
Most Holy God you have told us many times in your Word what is required of us. One such thing is to do justice. Moral righteousness is the very essence of your character and you desire that attribute to be found in us as well.
Our hearts grow heavy when we see how justice in America is and isn’t being administered. Protesters in the streets cry out for justice but then they behave lawlessly. Prosecutors have criminals brought before them who are not charged even at the highest level our newest Supreme Court justice has had her character questioned because she has faith in you.
We ask for supernatural wisdom to come into those who are in positions of authority but act defiantly when it comes to administering the law of the nation. Sear their conscience with your truth
May each of us who hold Jesus as our savior be law abiding and good examples to those around us. We bless you for all that you are and we ask it in Jesus’ name. Amen.
-Prayer from Jim Bolthouse, President of Presidential Prayer Team
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