Effects of Justice

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Daily Reading: Nehemiah 11:1-12:26, 1 Corinthians 10:14-33, Psalm 34:11-22, Proverbs 21:14-16

Daily Verse: “When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” Prov. 21:15

Effects of justice.

When people respond to justice, they reveal their character. Whether a legal decision or doing right in general, law-abiding citizens rejoice at justice while others ridicule it.

Evildoers try to get around the rules. But eventually, justice prevails. Driving to Charlottesville a few weeks ago, a car sped past us, ignoring the speed limit. Not too far along our journey, flashing blue lights lit our path, the vehicle no longer speeding. Traffic laws apply to everyone; eventually, those who think they don’t will pay the price.

As for me, sitting in the passenger seat, watching the events unfold, happiness flooded me. When the car passed us initially, it startled and scared me. Not only did I fear for us, but the driver of the vehicle’s safety as well. Speed kills. After spending twenty years traveling for work, I saw enough accidents to know the truth of that statement.

Laws and rules protect us. Ignoring them not only endangers us but those around us. Justice always prevails.

Lord, forgive us for ignoring laws. As we move through our days, give us hearts of submission as we obey You by obeying the rules. Let us rejoice at justice and defeat evil by doing the right thing. Bless our efforts to live righteously. IJNIP. Amen

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