Walk This Way: Walk a Path of Justice

Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take.  Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways .  Over the next 21 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.

Here is day eleven with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of justice.

Walk a Path of Justice

“I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full.
Proverbs 8:20-21 (NIV)

How do you define justice?  When you think of justice, is it punishment or restoration that first comes to mind — or something else entirely?  Does you answer to that differ based on who the justice is being applied to?  Should it?  How do you think God defines justice?  What do you like most about God’s sense of justice applied to you?  If your view is different from God’s view, what do you need to change?

When the Bible talks about justice, it generally refers to the practice of making things right again.  You must not only deal with the consequences of wrongdoing, but take the necessary steps to bring about restoration.  As you pray, thank God that His justice made a way to restore you unto Himself.  Pray that you would continually walk a path of justice that both notices the wrongs you do and follows God’s ways in making them right.  Pray that your sense of justice would always be grounded in the righteousness of God.  Pray that the people around you would always receive treatment from you that is fair and just.

In prayer,