From injustice to justice
By Merrill Olson
Tragically, there are many people who regard the recent presidential election as questionable. I say questionable because of suspicious things that have come forth. This involves election workers giving witness to it, suitcases under tables holding ballots, a trucker testifying to carrying a truckload of ballots across state lines, voting machines flipping ballots, dead people voting, and the list goes on. There are enough doubtful things that even certain news networks are calling it fraudulent.
Only the Lord knows what really happened. Yet, the truth is that this world is fallen (Romans 8:19-23) with sinful people living on it who are selfish. They want what is best for them; and if this means committing injustice and wrong doing, so be it. But they fail to realize that their actions are not hidden from the eyes of God. The Bible says, “For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether it is good or whether it is evil” (Eccl.12:14). People may seem to get away with sin (8:11), but their sins will eventually be exposed and judged righteously at God’s judgment. He is omniscient, all knowing, and He keeps perfect records. This also includes unregenerate politicians who lie, cheat, speak untruths, and are dishonest. God sees all. In fact, all unsaved people will stand before a final judgment (Rev. 20:11-15). From there, they will be doomed forever!
But, in spite of the injustice in this world, there is coming a time in the future when perfect justice witl be manifested. Not only at the judgment, but when the Lord Jesus returns as “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev. 19:16). He will come as Judge and to set up His Kingdom Reign. “And His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever, The zeal fo the LORD of hosts will perform it” (Isaiah 9:7-9). The promise of His kingdom reign was given to Mary by the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:30-33).
The Bible says that “The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD” (Isaiah 11:2). As a “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6), He will be able to render decisions that are perfectly just and fair. Totally different than today with sinful judges making decisions by their own bias.
Isaiah also describes the glorious conditions of the Messiah’s Kingdom (Isaiah 11:6-9). “For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea” (v. 9). Therefore, humans and animals will live in perfect harmony with each other. There will be no predators Thus, there will be no fear or harm of any kind (vs. 6-9).
Therefore, we, who are born again, know that even though injustice reigns on this earth, it is only temporary. A day is coming when all injustice will be handled and perfect justice will reign. All we can do is live our lives before the Lord, witness, stand for truth and justice, knowing He will bring everything to account. We serve a sovereign Lord!
Merrill Olson served as a senior pastor for thirty-four years. He received a B.S. from Minnesota State University-Mankato, an M. Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He is currently involved as an interim pastor along with a teaching and writing ministry. His emphasis is on apologetics and training believers to defend their faith in Christ from God’s Word. He is well versed in Bible prophecy as it pertains to end times. He is a gifted speaker with the conviction that only by the Word of God can people experience inward transformation by the Holy Spirit. He and his wife, Jan, reside in Minnesota and have two daughters and four delightful grandchildren.