Uncoupling Justice and Righteousness

…but let him who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 9:24 NIV

Justice is important. In fact, God commands it of me. But when I choose to uncouple justice from righteousness, I get myself into trouble. 

Apart from God and His righteousness, my attempts at justice can sometimes lead to pride and idolatry. I am far too quick to say what I think is right. The better way? Listening to God and allowing His righteousness to reveal what is just.

Will you join me this week in listening to the God of justice and righteousness? His way is always the best.

Sharing the journey with you, Bob Snyder