Spirit of Justice!
“For a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate” (Isaiah 28:6).
We have been meditating over how the Holy Spirit stands as a pillar of support to us in several ways. Though the Spirit is one, He reveals Himself in various kinds. From that, we could understand that God is love and shows concern and he does everything for our betterment.
The term “Spirit of Justice” appears at two instances in the Scripture. He reveals Himself as two different spirits in Isaiah 4:4. “…the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning,” He rises as one to do justice with the Spirit of judgement to purge the blood of Jerusalem. Then He cleanses with the Spirit of burning and ensures that there is no spot or wrinkle.
God likes to judge righteously. When nations fail, he sends the punishment. May it be a man or a government, He opposes the wickedness. When found at fault, He turns over the throne, removes the kings and replaces them with new kings. Abraham named God as “Judge of all the earth” (Genesis 18:25).
The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah moved away from God and fell into sodomy and this made God very sad. Even the people sent by God as ambassadors were subjected to sexual assault by the people there, without knowing who they were. Firstly God struck them with blindness. Since Lot was righteous, he and his family were brought out of Sodom and after their exit, God destroyed it with fire.
God has placed the conscience even in those who do not know Christ. For Christians, He has graciously given the Scripture to preach what the righteousness and judgement are. He also sends the Spirit of Truth to them. A good man of God, employed in Government service, was falsely accused and removed from service by some people. When the case came for hearing in the court, they had arranged three persons to render false witness. The judge was watching everything.
Though the judge knew that this man was innocent, there were not sufficient witnesses to substantiate it. On that day, the three persons who gave false witness were caught in a fatal accident on their way home. The judge came to know this and he wrote the judgement as “God alone is the witness to say that this Christian is a man of uprightness. Those three witnesses are not on earth today. I judge that he is innocent to the best of my knowledge.”
Dear children of God, is your uprightness falsely seen? Call up to God. He will definitely defend you and battle for you. Will not the “Judge of all the earth” render justice to you?
To meditate: “I have put my Spirit upon Him;He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles” (Isaiah 42:1).