Why does God allow injustice and why doesn’t He stop it? That is a question that over the years, many people have asked me. Some of those asking are folks looking for a way to justify not believing in God; and some are folks honestly confused. I believe in both cases they simply do not understand the situation. The best answer I have seen is that when God created humans, he gave us free will, so we can choose to be good or evil. He did not create us to be marionettes where we all dance in concert, as if we are puppets on a string. Therefore, that means there are going to be some folks who are truly evil human beings and who inflict injustice on others. God does not condone injustice, and those who practice it will eventually face judgment for every injustice they commit. A classic example of a person who suffered injustice is Job. Now in this case, God did allow Satan to test Job and he did. He tortured that poor guy, but Job never wavered in his faith. In Job chapter 36 verse 6 “He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.” Job knew that eventually he would receive justice and then in the same chapter in verse 17, “But you were full of judgment on the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold of you.” Job knew that justice and injustice are two sides of the same coin of life. He also knew that eventually those who practice injustice will be judged for their actions.
What will God do about injustice? Yes, in the long run, they will receive their just deserts, in Colossians chapter 3, verse 25 Paul writes, “For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.” God’s scales of justice will deal with those who commit injustice, regardless of their station in this life.
Here on earth we don’t have to wait for God to meet out justice, there are things we can do when we see injustice. Remember what is written in Hebrews in chapter 13, verse 3, “Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.” My mantra is we are called to be Christians, so speak up when you see an injustice; we cannot count on somebody else taking care of the matter. God gave each of us the ability to make a choice, so do the right thing.
God bless and peace y’all
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