Injustice is all around. Affecting us all. We cannot hide. We have to fight.
This morning in my world, two innocent lives were lost because of injustice. They went into a cafe for a morning coffee, and never came out. (Yes, I am ahead of my blogging schedule at the moment.)
It’s not fair.
Israel’s first king, Saul, gets a rough deal. He is remembered more for the things he did wrong than those he did right. But he did get some things right. 1 Samuel 11 details a story of how Saul got it right for his people and saved them from grave injustice.
The teaching from 1 Samuel 11 is too extensive for me to write about here. You’ll just have to read it in Make Yourself Amazing (and it’s good, believe me, you will want to read it, can I get an amen?) but here’s a quick quote:
Edmund Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” That’s what fighting injustice is all about. We have to do something. God has made us good, and so we have to do something.
Saul was anointed to fight injustice. He could have done nothing. Instead he triumphed over evil. Proverbs 31 tells us that as amazing people, it is our job to speak out against injustice.
Injustice stirs all kinds of emotions. But most of all, it should stir us to fight. Don’t just read about injustice this year, resolve to do something about it. If we all did what we could, perhaps getting a morning coffee would once again be just that.
Tell me, how will you fight injustice in 2015?
Oh, by the way, here’s the link to the article I promised on positive thinking in 2015.