Tuesday, February 28 – Isaiah 59:14-15

Feb 27, 2023

Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the street, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and one who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey. Now the Lord saw, and it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.

 

There are many times in life when we look at the chaos in the world and wonder what God is doing. We start to ask questions like, “How can God be just if He allowed ______ to happen?” Or “How could He be the only truth when I see so many lies flourish in the world?” There is a reason we wrestle with these things—we see that the brokenness in our world does not reflect the heart of the God we know. While there will always be questions, this passage reminds us of an important reality: the Lord saw, and it was displeasing in His sight. When we question God because of the things we see in the world, we forget that He is the one most brokenhearted when evil prospers and lies flourish. In fact, He is so displeased that He did something about it. Verse 16 says, “And He saw that there was no one, and was amazed that there was not one to intercede; then His own arm brought salvation to Him, and His righteousness upheld Him.”

 

God is not far away, even in our world of lies and deceit. He has dealt with these realities in the best possible way: Jesus. Jesus came to earth as God’s full truth. God allowed Him to pay our debt of sin so that we do not have to be slaves to the lies our world tells. He was raised so that we could be made right with God. At times it may seem like evil has gotten its way, but God cares, and He holds the final victory.

 

  • When have you wrestled with questions of doubt due to the seeming success of evil?
  • Why is it important to remind ourselves that God is brokenhearted over sin and injustice and has acted in the person of Jesus?
  • Pray and thank God for how He is always just and true, no matter the circumstances.

 

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