There are many instances of injustice in our world. From the murderer who gets off on a technicality, to children who are kept in detention centres, corruption, government brutality and oppression of minority groups. It is these instances that make justice seem very distant.
Yet there remains one who is truly just – God himself. Justice is at the heart of the very character of God and is reflected in his actions and his instructions to us.
Just as God tells the Israelites that they are to love the foreigners amongst them (Deuteronomy 10), so too are we called to love those amongst us who are mistreated and marginalised.
Our world is filled with unjust actions. It is important for us to do something in response – caring for those who cannot care for themselves, being a voice for less fortunate, and loving them as God loves. And in moments of injustice where we can do nothing physical, we need to commit them to God the just, who ultimately will address all corruption, brokenness and injustice in the new creation.