DAY 2 - What We Understand | Firm Foundation Devotional

Monday, November 02, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all. (Proverbs 28:5)

All kinds of people, including evil people, have some understanding of justice in the civil/culture/legal sense of the term. In fact, some people understand it so well that they're able to pervert it and manipulate (civil) justice resulting in injury or oppression towards others.

There is a type of justice that evil men cannot understand. This would be what we call biblical justice/righteousness, as discussed in the previous lesson.

Sometimes we feel frustrated by the actions of people. We are sometimes mistreated and disrespected by people and systems, which is a form of injustice. Remember that this natural world is influenced by spiritual realities.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:11-13) 

We understand that foolishness and injustice are rooted in unrighteousness and a lack of relationship with God. As you address situations in life, remember that justice = righteousness. Your relationship with God is fortified by taking the “whole armor of God” and all the attributes shown in Ephesians 6:14-18). From that place you can do righteous acts, make decisions, execute procedure, and make righteous judgments (Definitions of justice/righteousness from Day 1)

Reflection Question: How will you not be confounded by evil people? How does justice/righteousness help you in this regard?

My Action Item(s) Based on Understanding:


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