We may take justice for granted, but we should not. Justice is not a given in society; it is a gift of God. And when justice is not practiced, evil flourishes. Join us to understand the threats to justice in the here and now, as well as the foundation of our hope for ultimate justice.
I. Corrupt judges are a threat to justice.
II. Idolatrous worship is a threat to justice.
III. Insolent people are a threat to justice.
IV. Is there any hope of justice?
Sermon Discussion Questions:
1. Have you ever been the victim of injustice? If you have not been, have you witnessed a clear case of it? Describe what that was like.
2. What is the challenge of building any consensus around what justice means in a secular society? How can we as Christians help?
3. Describe how idolatry is ultimately always a threat to a biblical conception of justice.
4. Why is it important for Christians to submit to not only ecclesiastical courts, but also secular courts in their judgments? When is it appropriate not to?
5. How does the promise of ultimate justice at Jesus’ return challenge us today? How does believing it encourage us today? And if we believe it, what should we be doing today?