"And Jehoshaphat dwelt at Jerusalem: and he went out again through the people from Beersheba to mount Ephraim, and brought them back unto the LORD God of their fathers. And he set judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, And said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for the LORD, who is with you in the judgment."
(2 Chronicles 19:4-6)
Today’s Morsel: When we observe “Lady Liberty” outside the Department of Justice, she has on a blindfold, in her left hand she holds a set of scales, and a sword upon her right hand. The blindfold represents objectivi
ty, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of money, wealth, power, or identity; blind justice and impartiality. A set of scales typically suspended from her left hand, upon which she measures the strengths of a case's support and opposition. And the sword represented authority in ancient times, and conveys the idea that justice can be swift and final. David said, “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God” (2 Samuel 23:3). When King Jehoshaphat appointed judges to oversee the land, he told them to take heed what they did because they were not judging for man, but for the Lord. With the fear of God there is no injustice.
Sing: He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got the whole world in His hands; He’s got the whole world in His hands.
Thought For Today: God is just.