A lot going on in the world that makes us question the justice of man. Of course George Floyd was the tipping point, but there was much before that. I won’t talk about government policy or protests, I remain neutral, though that sounds completely wrong from what I mean. I just don’t try to change human government because I know that whatever humans try to accomplish, and many of them are well meaning, they fail due to their own imperfection and the imperfection of others. Imperfect people create imperfect governments. The Bible says, “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.” That is found in Ecclesiastes 8:9. This I think we can all agree on right now, and in history as well.
What I do want to talk about is God, who’s name is Jehovah (Psalm 83:18), and his justice. For starters let’s consider that God has a kingdom, or government, that will eventually rule over the earth as in heaven. (Matthew 6:10) The king of that government is God’s son Jesus. When things happen like they are happening now Jehovah feels our pain. When George Floyd was trapped under the knee of that officer Jehovah was crying for him. A good scripture to show that is Isaiah 63:9, “…During all their distress it was distressing to him.”
When it comes to God and his justice there are just too many scriptures to list how his justice is perfect. Justice is in fact one of his cardinal qualities. But here are some: Deut. 10:17,18, 32:4, Psalm 7:17, 9:7, 33:5, 37:28, 89:14, 97:2, and I could (and did) go on! But of course we wonder as did the prophet Habakkuk, how long??? (Hab. 1:1-4) Jesus answered that question at Matthew 24:36, “Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father.” Okay, that didn’t help much did it? It makes you think it could be forever away…or maybe there is a way to know it is very close at hand?
To discover how close or far away it is Jesus left us some prophecies to help. I would encourage you to peruse the following scriptures and see if you think the “last days” are very close. Matthew 24:4-14, Mark 13:5-10, Luke 21:8-12 and 2 Timothy 3:1-5. When you read these scriptures ask yourself, “Am I seeing this today?” That will answer how close we are to Jehovah’s justice.
When that justice comes, the unrighteous and the wicked will be swept away by Armageddon and those left will walk into a world ready to be made into a paradise and fulfill God’s original purpose. But how do we get there. With that I can only say, study your Bible! And get help in studying your Bible. (Acts 8:26-31)
For more information and loads of Bible based literature in hundreds of languages, as well as the Bible in many languages, visit www.jw.org.