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All around us everyday something is taking place something that infuriates I believe the human soul something that many people give their life to to try to stop from happening something not only done to us but something that we do to others what am i referring to well this idea of injustice injustice run the unfair treatment of others is pervasive it's happening all the time and more than likely to one degree or another you have experienced it you've probably been treated unfairly at some point in time in your life and as we enter into Psalm chapter ten this is what we find is there is injustice in the land in Psalm ten opens up with two questions and verse 1 it says Lord why do you stand so far away why do you hide in times of trouble and the author of Psalm 10 is presumably to be David and David as asking got essentially God where are you God where where are you trouble God got there's trouble all around me and yet it seems to me that you're nowhere to be found and the trouble that is going on in David's life is not like you know his car broke down in the side of the road or that his you know a screen and his iPhone broke because he dropped it on concrete or that he couldn't stream Game seven of the World Series Wednesday night which was my problem I couldn't get the game to come in on my TV but as I said it's due to this injustice that was taking place this unjust or unfair treatment of people now why do I say it's about injustice well because of the words that are used the nouns and adjectives that are used in this psalm you know three times David uses the word victim or victims once he describes people as innocent a three other times he used the word helpless or three more times uses the word oppress and all of these words describe someone who's been treated unfairly there's injustice there's unjust treatment going on now what is the injustice taking place at this time that's going on in David's life what what's happening well the answer is I don't know I don't know if the answer is David what's going on with David it seems to me though that there's something happening there's some real injustice taking place and to some degrees I'm thankful because it's not so specific because then we can apply it just liberally to our lives it's more of a general application we look at this Psalm and we look at what David's going through there's injustice and difficulty we think that's what we experience - all around us all the time there's evil treatment of people wickedness taking place wicked actions behaviors towards others there's injustice all over you think about the idea of racism and someone has treated differently to the color of their skin beaten up or called names not allowed access to certain places maybe not given a job maybe punished more severely than someone else because of the color of their skin you think about sexism gender inequality you know throughout the history of the world women have been oftentimes treated as inferior to men you know the Roman culture what they would do with many times with baby girls is they would take these baby girls and they would just dump them on the side of the road they'd just leave them there for dead because women had such a little value significance in society even we see in different places around the world today China being one of those work baby girls have been thrown out have been aborted just in thousands and thousands and you see this reality where women oftentimes felt cultures throughout history even are our own have been treated as inferior differently there's inequality there's injustice taking place you think about the sex trafficking that is going on in our own country let alone throughout the entire world the trafficking of children and of women of even men and there's this injustice that's happening the exploitation of people or you look at people who are hated on for their religious positions even as Christians today there's more and more of an intolerance and in just to burn and unfair treatment towards people who have as Christians who have a different view than the culture there's so many examples of people who have with their businesses in place at work when it comes to same-sex weddings where someone goes to a baker to bake a cake and they no because of their religious beliefs and there's a negative response and unjust response for someone holding a certain belief or position and throughout the culture throughout the history of the world injustice has run rampant that people have been treated poorly and very severely a time some acts more egregious than others some justices are more subtle than others but nonetheless there is injustice in our world and throughout all of time and there will continue to be and so David is here and he's lamenting he's doing what in a sense we need to do it's good for all of us do crying out to God about the problem of injustice in the land that's taking place all around him and we find ourselves in the same position today and justice all around us being done to us or towards those that we love and care about or even people we just don't know we just see it there's evil and wickedness all around and David's doing what many of us feel he's expressing how he feels about where God is at this point in time he's like God where are you you're nowhere to be found it's like you're playing possum you're hiding and he expresses what we can feel when we experience unjust treatment or when we look around in this world and we see egregious acts of injustice we just act like we look like how can I thank God are you even here are you interested in what's going on do you care David's crying out to God it's like what some of you did when Aaron Rodgers went down a couple weeks ago and the Packers you just cried out to God have mercy God on us and if your Vikings or Bears fan you just don't even cry out to God anymore you just know it's been it's been predestined before the foundations of the world you're not winning you're just not winning I'm sorry I'm a Niners fan so we're I feel your pain more ways than the one but in moments like this this is how we feel right we would be uh we would be dishonest to say no no everything's okay then many of us here probably had these thoughts or we've we've been upset and frustrated because like god are you there do you see what's happening to me do you see what's happening all around us and we're like God are you are you even here do you even exist do you care about my life or do you care about the life of people around me and this is often times it's probably one of the number one reasons one of the top reasons why people just reject God altogether because there's so much evil in the world there's so much suffering in the world there's so much wickedness taking place in the world and so we can just to wonder God are you even here God do you even care do you care about what's going on and we see this injustice that's happening around us or to us and we think something needs to be done there's this there's this reality inside of us we were like we have this desire for justice to be carried out for punishment to be carried out for the crime that was committed for the the hurt that was caused in somebody's life we in this innate sense because we've been creating the image of God that we want justice and yet when we don't see it happening it's easy to look back and God and say God where are you as you find yourself kind of in this tension point between the appearance and reality disappearance of God are you really there versus the reality of God is really there this appearance of God do you really care are you just in the reality of that he is and this is where David finds himself and what we will do in a few minutes is look more specifically at God and His justice and that he does care and that is injustice in our world that goes on rapidly rapidly will one day be finally dealt with before we look at God and His justice I want to look at the source of injustice David here again is lamenting he's just being honest with God about how he feel and he's looking at the circumstances he's looking at the situation he's just telling god this is what's going on he uses these he describes that that those who commit acts of injustice and he describes them as wicked and verse 2 and arrogance the wicked rent relentlessly pursue their victims and this is kind of the overall description they're wicked meaning they're evil they're morally wrong he says they boasts about evil desires in verse 3 for the wicked boast about his own cravings that their cravings are basically worship that's his or her desires that control their life describes him as greedy in verse 3 says for the wicked one boasts about his own craving is the one who is greedy I think about oftentimes greed as the impetus for injustice is it not anything about sex trafficking you think about pornography it's a multi-billion dollar industry all these things that it's greed he says the curse and hate God the greedy curses and despises the Lord and their schemers just plotting kind of these underhanded plots they're sly and crafty I myself of prosperity preachers who are just kind of preaching peddling the Word of God telling you to do things I'll give money and God will do this and and they're just trying to make a buck off people they're arrogant the wicked person arrogantly thinks in verse four and verse four says he arrogantly thinks there's no accountability since there's no God the practically he just describes them as atheists they have this attitude where there's no accountability I can do what I want when I want because there is no God who's gonna do anything about it there is no consequence for what I am doing so I would just continue continue to treat people unfairly so their mouth is used for evil is cursing deceit in verse seven and violence fill his mouth trouble and malice or under his tongue this is like their chief weapon used to intimidate and confused and they prey upon the weak in verse eight he waits and ambush near settlements he kills the innocent in secret places his eyes are on look at are on the lookout for the helpless just going after those who are who are helpless who are weak who can't defend themselves and you look at this you look at these descriptions and you look at what David is saying and it's very clear that the source of injustice is just humanity it's us all the races and all the sexism all the exploitation of children all of the whatever the evil in the world the source of it is you in me I mean that's the reality the sin is in this world the evil that is in this world it comes from us and you look at these descriptions and obviously what it is is just sin and and Jesus very clear where sin is found sin isn't found out there but sin is found in here in verse 21 of Mark 7 he says from within out of people's hearts come evil thoughts and sexual morality zand thefts and murders adulteries greed evil actually says all of these evil things come from within it's within us it's from us that all of this wickedness and evil happens the reason for all the pain and suffering that takes place in our world is because of our own sin and rebellion towards God that it's us who have caused this reality of evil we are corrupt from the inside out and though we've been made in the image of God we've been greatly distorted because of our sin and what we find happening today is not the reality where people love and serve and care about one another but we find people praying upon other people we find ourselves even preying upon other people the very people who have been created in the image of God so the source of injustice is it's us it's it's not God it's it's us it's not something else outside of us it comes from in US and this is important and we'll see why here in a minute as we look at the Justice of God but as I said a moment ago when injustice happens we wonder where God is at we kind of have this sense of God are you going to do anything why won't you put a stop to this and what you need to know is that he will the God's justice will prevail the God's justice will triumph what you find in these remaining verses 12 through the end 12 through 18 is quite interesting David the first 11 verses is really lamenting and he's crying out to God being honest with God and he's in the dumps he's depressed life sucks he's discouraged but then his his disposition begins to change his attitude begins to change where he moves from discouragement to encouragement and these remaining verses of the psalm but why well because David does something David turns to what is theologically true about God and away from what he is feeling or experiencing David turns to what is theologically true about God but what is theologically true about God what does David turn to well the primary thing he turns to is the fact that God is just God is just and he will bring about a just judgment when you look at the remaining verses here in verse 12 it says rise up Lord God lift up your hand do not forget the oppress why is the wicked person despised God he says to himself you will not demand an account but you yourself have seen trouble and grief observing it in order to take the matter into your hands and in verse 16 says the Lord is king for ever and ever the nation's will perish from this from his land Lord you've heard the desire of the humble you were strength in their hearts and you will listen carefully doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed so that mere humans so that mere humans from the earth may terrify them no more David lands on something that is true see David is in this tension it's this is in between place that this appearance what appears to be going on verse what really is that in times of injustice and difficulty when when someone is has hurt us or treat us unfairly we look out in the world we see it there's this temptation to look at what appears to be true like God doesn't care like God is not involved or God is not going to do anything about it but we couldn't be further from the truth David doesn't land on his feelings but he lands on truth he grounds his feelings and what is true about God he sits in this chair so to speak of truth about who God is and one of the truths about God is that God is just and He will bring about a just judgment see not only does God see everything that's going on in the world now doesn't he only see the injustice that's happening to you and to others but he's gonna do something about it he's gonna do something about it he will carry out justice aw Tozer describes justice as this he says justice embodies the idea of moral equity and iniquity is the exact opposite it is in equity the absence of equality from human thoughts and acts judgment is the application of equity to moral situations it may be favorable or unfavorable according to whether the one under examination has been equitable or inequitable in heart and contact now we don't use the words equitable nekros inequitable so you probably I don't even know words mean it is fairness fairness fair behavior justice embodies that you have moral fairness is the Enigma and iniquity is the exact opposite the idea is simply this is that when injustice meets a just God God will fairly judge he will render a punishment that is fitting for the behavior fitting for the crime so to speak the God will fairly repay people for their wrong actions he will deal with the injustice in the world and I love Psalm 9 see David is writing Psalm 9 and many commentators believe Psalm 9 and 10 actually are one Psalm they break him apart because of just kind of a disposition of David because in Psalm nine David is just clearly praising God for the justice for the judgment that he has brought and then psalm 10 he's little more of a kind of a depressed state of mind where things are not looking too good and he's kind of wondering God are you just but then he eventually turns to the Justice of God I love what he says in verses 7 a he says but Lord sits enthroned forever God is on this throne he's seated above on high and he's there forever and he has established this throne for judgment he's established his throne for judgment to judge and look what he says and he judges the world with righteousness and he executes judgment on the nations with fairness so what we desire and longed for is that the injustice in the world done to us or to others would be fairly punished the punishment would fit the crime and what God is promising is that one day that he is gonna execute this judgment he's gonna execute this judgment with absolute fairness he's not gonna do it because justice requires God to do it sometimes we think well because there's justice God is required to do something but God is not required by justice to do anything God is just required by himself who is just God is perfectly just and because he is just there will be a perfect judgment carried out and God's justice is very important why you might ask well because God is also described as good the Bible calls him good psalm 119 being one place of many says you are good and you do what is good and the idea of God's goodness and His justice these attributes all of his attributes must go together in fact none of God's attributes can contradict one another and none of them do and this is the point the point is that in order for God to be good then he must be just in fact God could not be good if he was not just simple illustration is this imagine your family someone close to you was murdered cold blood you're standing in the courtroom the man or woman whomever committed the crime who know have all the evidence this person committed the murder they're standing before the judge and they're pleading their case before the judge why they should be let to let go and not experience the consequences or punishment for the crime and you're sitting there in the courtroom and the judge decides to just dismiss this person's case and to send them home free of any punishment what would be going through your mind about that judge would you think yourself man he or she she's really fair really good really kind my families murdered dead and the man or woman who did that is just totally off free she's great he's great you'd be lying if you thought that you would look at that judge and you think you are wicked you are evil you are absolutely immoral and you would want you would want you'd be right in one sense thinking that because that person would be because there's no punishment for the crime justice has not been served but God is not that way see because he is good he is just and because he is just he is good God will fairly repay every crime that has been committed our justice system is imperfect it will never be perfect but there's a greater judge who will write all wrongs who will give every person what they deserve of this this this judgment is is is shown to us is talked about in Revelation chapter 20 where where John the Apostle John writes and I saw a great white throne and one seated on it earth and heaven fled from his presence and no place was found for them no one could hide I also saw the dead the great and the small standing before the throne the judgment throne of God and the books were opened and another book was opened which is the book of life and the dead were judged according to their works the by what was written in the books and the sea gave up their dead that were in it and the death and Hades gave the dead that were in them and each one was judged according to their works there's this this book that has your life and it accounts everything that you've done it's all there God sees it he doesn't forget it he he knows he's used all the crimes that you've committed or that others have committed he sees all of these these in Justices and he is going to hold every person accountable for that injustice and he says death and Hades were thrown in the lake of fire this is the second death the lake of fire one whose name was not found murder was not written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire see God's punishment for all sin for all injustice is equal it's an eternal conscious torment in hell but see when we look at injustice when we look at sin when we think about God's just judgment it poses a problem for us in often times we think about injustice and we think about other people we want justice to be brought to those people but we don't really think about ourself right we don't think about ourself at all and what happens is we're looking at others and we think we want judgment brought on them not realizing that we standard in the same judgment that they do because we've committed the same crimes in essence that they have because we've all sinned against God because all of us are guilty of rebelling against a holy God see when David is lamenting about the wicked and he's lamenting about other greedy and he's lamenting about the sin of humanity and Jesus tells us that sin dwells with inside of us and Paul in Romans chapter 3 says there's no one righteous not even one there's no one who understands no one who seeks God all have turned away all alike have become worthless there's not one no one who does what is good not even one their throat is an open grave they deceive with their tongues this verse verse 13 is quoted as quoting Psalm chapter ten verse seven he says Vipers venom is under his their lips their mouth is full of cursing and bitterness their feet are Swift to shed blood ruin and wretchedness are in their paths and the path of peace they have not known there's no fear of God before their eyes Paul says now we know what the whatever that whatever the loss it speaks to those who are subject to loss so that every mouth may be shut in the whole world may become subject to God's judgment the entire world the Bible is very clear doesn't mince words that every person is guilty every person is under a death sentence every person into themselves standing before God it's going to be punished they will justly receive the punishment for their sin an eternity apart from God in hell we find that we're all in this boat we look at injustice in the world we think of what justice we brought but then we don't think about ourselves but we look at ourselves and we look at ourself in view of what the scriptures say about us we just stand there just as condemned is the people who are committing the injustice because we ourselves do the exact same thing that we are deserving of the same punishment separation from God eternity apart from God in Hell but what is amazing about God is not only as God just and fair in his judgments and that he will bring about justice that he will do away with sin and he will make the wrongs right but God is also merciful he is merciful tozer he says that mercy is an attribute of God and is an infinite inexhaustible energy within the divine nature which disposed God to be actively compassionate mercy is the goodness of God confronting human suffering and guilt I love this that is inexhaustible infinite energy within the divine nature which disposes gods be actively compassionate the guy's not only just will carry out a just judgment but he's also merciful he's actively compassionate towards us that means that he has done something so that we don't have to receive what we so rightfully deserve because what God has done is he's carried out the just punishment for sin already but he has made a way for us to escape the punishment for our sin by punishing his son Jesus Christ sees that the cross of Christ as teller says the just penalty for sin was exacta dueño substitute died for us on the cross then when Jesus went to the cross Jesus wasn't dying because of something he had done but he died because of something we have done Jesus wasn't being punished for the crime he committed he was being punished for the crimes that we have committed to God's justice has been carried out by punishing his son in our place and God has done this because he is merciful he's merciful God has this this this as tozer says it's infinite inexhaustible energy to be actively compassionate towards us towards you and me God's heart beating second Peter verse 9 says the Lord does not delay his promise is something to let understand delay but he is patient with you not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance that God's heart beat as people would repent and experience the mercy that is offered to them offered to us through Jesus through faith in Christ God not only is he just but merciful and God hasn't brought about a just judgment on this world he hasn't judged the wicked because their people whom are still going to repent and believe and so we stand in this place as people we're before God because they have a position of experiencing a just punishment for sin the Justice of God consequences the punishment attorney apart from God or we can receive God's mercy and we can find salvation and forgiveness and right standing before God through Jesus because Jesus died the death that we rightfully deserved because God carried out his justice his just punishment the fair consequences for sin on his son Jesus Christ and people don't go to heaven simply because Jesus died and God has carried out as just punishment on his son the people go to heaven in their reconciled to God when they choose to embrace that truth i'ma choose to repent of their sin and put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that's at that point upon faith believing in Jesus that we exchange our sin for his righteousness it's not as I ask you tonight have you repented and believed upon the Lord Jesus there's a just judgment coming there's a day when all wrongs will be made right and if you reject Christ the only thing that's left for you is that punishment God's wrath and separation from him for all of eternity but you have this option to escape the wrath of God and the punishment that you and I so rightfully deserve by embracing Christ how to encourage you embrace him embrace him he looked at all the injustice of the world and say and understand yeah I want justice I want these wrongs made right but you must understand the you stand before God condemned apart from Christ going to receive the same consequence a fair punishment for the sin that you have committed before God so embrace Christ and closing a few points of application here's the question what do we need to do as Christians what do we need to do when there's all this this evil in the world all this unfairness and an unfair treatment towards people we'd be lying if we said it it doesn't go on we look all around our culture and it seems like our culture is even more and more divided what do we do well I think there's a number of things in just a few here tonight the first one is this expect to experience unjust treatment if you're a Christian if you claim the name of Christ you should expect that you will be unfairly treated and I'm not saying that because that's what I want to happen or I think should happen that's what Jesus tells us that's what we see happening throughout the history of Christianity and even before that in Judaism that God's people have always been treated unjustly God's people have always experienced injustice they've always been treated in a way that is not right because the reality is as Christians we are called to go against the current of the culture where we salt in light of the earth but in order to be salt in light of the earth that means we have to stand on what's true and continue to preach what is true to share what is true to let our lives be lived out in a way that's proclaiming the truth and that is gonna receive pushback at minimum I was reading an article this week about a man who is in the UK I believe who was expelled from college because on his Facebook account he stated what he believed about homosexuality according to what the Bible teaches that homosexuality is all sexual sin is sinful and all sexual morality is sinful and he just made this post just simply saying that this is what he believed that Bible taught and he got expelled from school and this article was basically entitled this idea of you know trying to shut Christians up another thing we should go and be against the culture that's not my point I'm just saying you need to understand where the culture is at when it comes to Christianity yes I know 70 80 % of America claims to be Christians but that just isn't reality the for more accurate numbers like 7 percent yes many claim it but that doesn't mean it's actually what they truly believe or live by and so we are a minority in a culture that is just indulging ever more so and sinful behavior there's this unrestrained in restrained indulgences where we just see that we stand in more more contrast to the culture as every day month year goes by and we see other brothers and sisters in Christ and our current country and state and city who've been unfairly treated because of their belief in Jesus Christ and they're believing that the Bible is inerrant the inerrant Word of God and therefore true and we look at the world you know what's going on in so many places in the world today it was happening to our brothers and sisters in Christ in so many countries today they are locked up for their faith they're in prison for their faith they're being tortured for their faith they are being killed for their faith their homes are being ransacked and Families ripped apart in churches destroyed because of what they believe about Jesus so you and I we must we must just expect I don't live in this deception of that somehow you shouldn't expect to be treated fairly it's just not reality if it happens great praise God if it doesn't happen praise God there's great joy in it but we need to expect to be treated unfairly secondly as this is in these moments and trust yourself to God what do you do you gotta entrust yourself to God I mean you gotta give yourself over to God and verse 14 it says the helpless one entrust himself to you why you're the helper of the fatherless what do you do when you can't make the rights or the wrongs right what do you do when you see injustice well part of what you do when you face it when you are experiencing it as you stop and you lament and you cry out to God you say God you have my life god I trust you and I don't just trust you kind of just just ambiguously or whatever I trust you God because this is what the word says about who you are you look at David in this Psalm his circumstances didn't change that it that's not what provoked him to trust in God his circumstances didn't change what provoked him into trusting God was that he began to say no this is who you are God and what it meant by him entrusting guys got I believe that you will bring about justice at the appropriate time that person who abused you who exploited you who stole from you who lied about you all of them all of it at the appropriate time God will deal with in what in part we are to do is we're to say God your father and you're my father and you promised to get revenge vengeance is of God's not ours and so what we must do is exercise faith this is faith is this David exercising faith he sits in the position of theological truth not feeling or appearance don't let your feelings or the appearance of what's going on dictate what you believe about God look at what the Word of God says in the countless testimonies of men and women who have followed him look at what the Word of God says it's a combat to ground your feelings to ground what appears to be true that God has deserted that God is distant that God doesn't care that he's not going to do anything about what has been done to you he will at the appropriate time third as this is know that God will strengthen you as you entrust yourself to him verse 17 says Lord you have heard the desire of the humble he hears you and this is what he says he'll do for you he will strengthen their hearts now I went to Thor last night anyone else got a Thor last night Ragnarok yes good wasn't it it's pretty awesome I wasn't really sure by the previews I kind of thought to myself I don't know this looks dumb but III went anyway paid the money and I went and saw it I was pumped I liked it and it was so funny I thought it was just the perfect amount of humor and seriousness but I think about Thor you know Thor is the god of thunder he's the god of thunder and what if Thor do he just strikes people down it's like that last battle scene you know and he's he's lighting up if you haven't seen it sorry I shouldn't spoil it for you dang it I apologize I'll just end there but if you look at Thor and you think to yourself man that's what I want God to do just bring about the lightning and the thundering strike people dead and that's fine to say God just strike him dead that's what David does there's a realness in his soul but the reality is God's probably not going to strike them dead the reality is you're probably going to have to live with them see some of you the injustice and the unfair treatment that the evil has happened to you has come within your own family in your work play at workplace and or people that you can't just escape and you want them to be struck down you want them to feel the pain and someday that pain will come that judgment will come well God is gonna do for you when you entrust yourself to him as he will strengthen your heart he will strengthen you and he will give you grace and he will give you the ability to even love the very person who has hurt you in hopes that that person will repent and believe because think man I want I want justice to be brought but just as his hell justice is an eternity apart from God and what God will do as you and trust him as you cry out to him as you go to him as he strengthens you and he emboldened you and he helps you but he also corrects your thinking he gives you a right perspective and sees the gospel goes deep into deeper into your own heart something begins to happen and you understand you mean you see people the way God does even the very people who have rebelled against God us the ones who hated him who have just stuck her middle finger up to him who have gone against him in every way what did God do he pursued you he loves you he sent his son to die for you he said God will strengthen your heart giving you a proper understanding in the grace that you need to continue on in the truth to continue to live in a way that is honoring to God and glorifying to him 10th of 10th am I saying number four is this I don't know why or ten came but number four thought is the last one I promise fight injustice is because you have been justified fight injustice is because you have been justified there's two extremes in in the church one extreme is that we notice position we talked all about justification in Christ we should we want to talk about justification in Christ but we don't do anything it doesn't lead to any actual change in our behavior there's the other extreme where we can sit over here and we're like culture warriors and we're all about social justice and we just live in this camp but we never really talk about Christ there needs to be a blending of the two I think it's Tim Keller who makes some common of the extent of something says some of the extent of that you know when the clearest signs that we have been justified it's not only that we want justice or want justice be brought about but we are fighting in justices we care about the people who are experiencing the most injustice in our society and sometimes as Christians we talk a lot but we don't do a lot we know what's happening we fail to act on anything and I don't mean is that we go and we like you know we get people back for what they done that's not my point but we go into the community we go into areas of injustice and what we do is we bring the gospel who is most equipped to deal with the hatred and the injustice the unfair treatment of people in the world other than a Christian who no one because what we have is the message of the gospel that is able to reconcile man to God to justify man to God to change the heart of a human being so their disposition is not to sin into hatred and rebellion against God and to prey upon the human beings around them who are creating the image of God we have this message that can end injustice because we have been justified and so we want to fight injustice --is we're going to fight because Jesus will bring about perfect justice because we fight we want to bring the message of the gospel the one thing that can really completely radically reshape a person's life and I'm so thankful I'm so thankful that I look to God I think about the problems I think about the things I face in a thing that gives me so much peace in my life the thing that gives me so much peace at the end of the day when I know people have said things about me that are not true is I know God you're fair and you're just and you will carry it out of the perfect time I won't I won't but you will you sir god I just I rest in you I trust in you and if I don't I think I'll go crazy and you will too because you're gonna experience so much hurt and pain in your life you got to come back to this place where God will deal rightly he will deal fairly he will right all wrongs at the appropriate time let's pray father I think we can call you father and you are a good father and lord I know there are some here tonight God who have been hurt severely God there's been much pain because of the unfair treatment of others towards them and I pray for those God I pray for you if you are in that boat I pray Lord that you would give them peace I pray that they would not land and lean and sit in their feeling and emotion but Lord they'd bring it to you and they would sit in the seat of truth about who you are that you are good and because you are good you are just and your justice will be carried out there will be retribution there will be a just punishment for sin nor do we thank you we thank you that we can trust you we thank you that as we trust you you strengthen our hearts oh god help us how different we can be got if to the culture to the world what a light we can be if we you just respond rightly to all the evil and suffering in the world in their own lives so it helped us to trust you help us to to believe got to to really believe in who you are I just think what what what there's no greater confidence that we have there's no greater affirmation that this is true that you are justin by looking at the cross Oh God and you have carried out perfect justice perfect punishment for all sin through your son Jesus and it's because of that that we can find righteousness and hope that we can stand before you God free of the punishment that we so rightly deserve we love you we thank you we pray these things Jesus in your name you [Music]
Pastor Luke Hukee continues our series on the Book of Psalms. Luke discusses the roots of injustice in the world and why we can trust God to act on behalf of his people and the oppressed.