Isaiah 42:1-4 (NASB)
1 “Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold;
My chosen one in whom My soul delights.
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the nations.
2 “He will not cry out or raise His voice,
Nor make His voice heard in the street.
3 “A bruised reed He will not break
And a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish;
He will faithfully bring forth justice.
4 “He will not be disheartened or crushed
Until He has established justice in the earth;
And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law.”
Every day we see injustice—in the media, in the world around us, in our own lives. We seek justice—sometimes through appeals to law or other people. While we see instances of justice prevailing, all too often, the wronged don’t get the justice they deserve. As long as we are in sinful world, we won’t see justice for all. But the Day is coming when God’s Chosen One will establish justice in the earth. During Advent we look and prepare for the coming Day of the Lord. Let us ask God to cleanse our hearts and make it ready for that great day.
Heavenly Father, the injustice that surrounds us saddens us. We can try to bring justice to those who are wronged, but we know that any victories will have will be isolated cases. Justice will not prevail on earth until Jesus comes again. Cleanse our hearts and minds to make us ready for the Second Coming of Our Lord. In His holy name. Amen.
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