Justice: Legend & Legacy – Part 2
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of July 3, 2022
In Part 1 of this series, God highlighted that living justly is to live wise-heartedly, intelligently, skillfully, and artfully and that doing so releases fresh beauty (chakam - Strong’s #2450).
Part 2 focuses on the faith factor.
Our key scripture is Hebrews 10:38 NKJV, which says that "Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him."
The Word "just" (dikaios - Strong's #1342) in this scripture means those who are approved and acceptable by faith, according to God. It means believers, whose faith is in God's entirety—His identity, character and actions.
God's standard is justice, to which we are to conform by faith and grace (Romans 12:2). In so doing, we build wholeness in our souls that will be expressed outwardly.
We will know how to do this by God's revealed wisdom.
Romans 1:17 TPT tells us that "This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith..."
So, faith in God empowers us to live a just life, which is a wise, intelligent, skillful, and beautiful life—in agreement with Him.
This faith in us is God’s faith in us, not something we conjure up. It is the substance of things hoped for, the title deed of what will surely come to pass as our inheritance.
Proverbs 1:23 TPT expresses this by asking us, "...Don’t you know that I’m ready to pour out my spirit of wisdom upon you and bring to you the revelation of my words that will make your heart wise?"
God has wisdom to release to us to help us live out our high purposes. So, it’s important to invest dedicated time with Him. God has tangible forms of justice, such as rewards, recompenses and restoration to give to us. So, it’s important to process all the way through what is necessary with God and not waste our growing pains.
Even though the process can feel long and difficult to our flesh, every time we move forward, we build justice into our souls and plant seeds of justice for generations.
Every time we move forward, we come up higher. We are lifted as we grow in grace and wisdom and faith as God reveals both a legend and a legacy of powerful blessing that honors Him, honors us and honors others. We are being strengthened in our Lord, which pleases Him and makes us more useful for greater exploits.
God calls us to go live in His light and sing His praises, not be confined under a bush. We are to blaze a trail with Him, touching others as He leads to set captives free so they, too, can live a captivating life and pass it on. This is freedom. This is true justice expressed as divine inheritance for those whose faith is in God.
So, pray with me if you will…
Thank You for Your gift of Justice, who is Your Son Himself and for life that comes by active faith in You (Galatians 3:11).
Have mercy on us, Lord (Ps 86:3).
We desire to live a life of shalom wholeness, full of love, power and soundness of mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
Your Word says that if we keep trusting in You, do what is right in Your eyes and fix our hearts on Your promises, we will dwell in the land and feast on Your faithfulness" (Ps 37:3 TPT).
So, help us discern truth from falsehood (1 John 4:6).
Help us to live a just life by faith, where we experience Your blessings of justice in every area of our lives (Heb 10:38).
Help us to trust You as our Source, the One who brings it to pass (Ps 37:5).
Help us remember that Your burden is light and to remain in the light, leaving the heavy lifting to You (Matt 11:30, Ps 55:22).
Help us to not stray from Your will but remain in our lanes with our eyes fixed on You, the Perfecter of our faith (Heb 12:2).
Help us to remain confident that we will experience Your goodness in the land of the living (Ps 27:13, 116:9).
Help us to please You above all else by choosing Your righteousness and justice always (Heb 11:6).
Thank You, Lord, that You are the Rewarder of those who diligently seek You (Heb 11:6).
In Jesus’ Mighty Name,
"Now may God, the fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope" (Romans 15:13 TPT)!
To God be the glory.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founder of God's Love at Work, a marketplace outreach purposed to share God's greatest power source - the love of Christ.
Originally published Sunday, 03 July 2022.