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Evil people don’t understand justice, but those who follow the Lord understand completely.” Proverbs 28:5 NLT

“Evil people don’t understand.” We often hear that evil people can’t be expected to be good, because they don’t know the One Who is good. Without the Lord, good becomes distorted.


The unbeliever will sometimes project who they think God should be.  Then suddenly they evaluate the goodness of God based upon their desire for things to come to pass.  That is when they wind up creating God in their image, instead of the other way around.  They might ask “how could a loving God do this or that”, instead of trying to understand Who God really is. Yes, God is a loving God, but He is also just.


When someone is shocked by the immorality that is accepted as normative or when we hear of one more judge preventing Christians from exercising their religion, it verifies the words of Proverbs 28:5: justice is impossible without God.


When we become righteously indignant over the things that would displease our Heavenly Father.  We begin to understand where the battles are that need our opinion and voice.  Our nation doesn’t need more laws, it needs more of God.


As the late Robert Webber wrote, the ultimate question for a Christian living in America to ask is not “How is America?” but “How is the church?”


This week, be salt and light to a world that so desperately needs God.


In His Hands,




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