What does the Bible say about injustice?

God is not happy with injustice. The Bible shows that all sin is injustice. Every believer must dedicate himself to justice by rejecting every form of injustice in his life.

As the word implies, injustice is the opposite of justice. Justice is all that is right and appropriate, so injustice is that which is wrong or inappropriate. For example, injustice is both committing a crime and imposing an excessive penalty for the crime.

God is perfectly just. He does not tolerate injustice ( Psalm 5: 4 ). In everything He does, even in the punishments He applies, God is always just. In His wrath, God never does injustice.

Whoever commits sin commits injustice, because it breaks God’s just rules. Therefore, sin deserves punishment. However, in His righteousness God is also merciful. He offers a second chance to everyone who repents and believes in Jesus ( 1 John 1: 9 ). Whoever converts begins a commitment to God and His justice.

Whoever loves does not want to commit injustice. True love is revealed in a commitment to truth and justice ( 1 Corinthians 13: 6 ).

Read more: Is God fair?

How to fight injustice?

The Bible says that those who yearn for justice will be satisfied ( Matthew 5: 6 ). The best way to fight injustice is to live fairly. This means obeying God.

Throughout our lives we will often be faced with the choice between justice and injustice. This choice may appear in the form of an opportunity for bribery, tax fraud or simply lying for one’s own gain. The world offers many temptations to commit injustice. At these times, we need to remember that God is not happy with injustice. Choosing to do what is right is not always easy, but it is the best way ( Romans 2: 6-8 ).

Our personal example is important and can motivate more people to abandon injustice. We can also teach those in our care (children, students, friends …) to choose justice. Thus, we will be actively fighting injustice in the world.

Furthermore, when we have the opportunity and the authority, we must confront injustice (

Proverbs 31: 9-10

). Between our peers and those over whom we have authority, we have the power to prevent and correct injustice.

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How do we react when someone does us wrong?

The first impulse when we suffer injustice is to seek revenge. But the Bible says that man’s wrath does not produce God’s righteousness ( James 1: 19-20 ). We can seek legitimate means to restore justice, but we must not act in anger and hatred . This will only cause more injustice.

When someone does injustice against us, we must first recognize the injustice and bring the situation to God . He is the one who has every right to do justice. When we turn the matter over to God, we need to forgive the offense, so that the grudge does not cause further destruction ( Romans 12:19 ).

See also: how can I forgive?

This does not mean that the person who committed the injustice must escape without punishment. If injustice was a crime, we have the right to take the matter to court. In other cases, we can also confront the person, explaining that what he did was wrong. However, in some situations, we do not have the opportunity to straighten things out. Even so, we can rest assured that God always does justice .

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