We know that justice is real because God made it.
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is fast approaching, a day that serves as a reminder of our call to uphold the dignity of the unborn and the infirm. Every year, The Gospel Project offers a special Bible study for adult groups to explore what the Bible says about this issue. This year, I was asked to write the study, focused on Psalm 10.
Read this excerpt from the Daily Discipleship Guide:
In many ways, the Psalms are the most “human” part of the Bible. They are filled with the full range of human emotion and snapshots of what it means to live faithfully in a fallen world. Some include the most beautiful expressions of love toward our Creator in all of Scripture. Others challenge us to turn to Him in our times of need. Others still remind us of His great care for us. And then there are psalms like this one that slap us in the face with human sinfulness and arrogance. These psalms give a voice to a secret fear in our hearts: What if God isn’t really all that concerned about the injustices of this world?
Intellectually, we know that’s not true, of course. We know what the Bible says about His concern for the vulnerable and oppressed, for the widow and the fatherless. But when we look out at the wicked flaunting their disregard for the dignity and value of the most vulnerable in our society, something in us resonates with the psalmist’s cry: “Lord, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide in times of trouble?”
This cry of our heart isn’t wrong; it is a profound acknowledgment of the truth. We know that justice is real because God made it. We know in our heart of hearts that God is just. And we long to see Him act justly for His glory and our good.
Download the studies in CSB and ESV translations at gospelproject.com.