Justice

“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” 

~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might.” Micah 3:8 NIV

On the surface it appears Micah is boasting about the contrast between himself and false prophets “who lead my people astray.” Perhaps he felt the rise of righteous indignation, but his outburst is far afield from gloating. The ancient prophet recognizes injustice in the land as affront to Almighty God, and likens spiritual power with reclamation of justice. There is nothing hooey-gooey about spirituality to Micah. Spirit fullness is never self-serving. God rails against injustice and champions the downtrodden. Spiritual power always results in shalom–life becomes whole again for those broken by conspiracy and circumstance.

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