Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” (Genesis 18:25 NIV)
I’ve been thinking a lot more about justice lately. Abraham’s words come to mind, “Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” We long for justice and the only One who can make wrong things right is no other than God, the Judge of all the earth. But what are we doing to bring His justice to pass? God chose to reveal His plans to Abraham because He knew that Abraham would be an agent of change in his family and in the world. “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just” (Genesis 18:19). Abraham pleaded on behalf of his relatives and watched God deliver them when He destroyed the wicked. What are you doing to bring about God’s justice in the world? “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).
People look at the evil in the world and question if God is good. God looks at the world and questions if there’s anyone who’s willing to do good in it.