Lady Justice and Her Sliding Blindfold
Justice is blind. At least, it’s supposed to be. But In the court of personal opinion, we like to peek, don’t we?
How often do we base right and wrong on who is involved? If a friend does something bad, it’s tempting to try to rationalize their behavior. If an enemy does something good, it’s easy to still demonize their actions.
Yet, Isaiah 5:20 warns us to avoid confusing good and bad.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who put darkness for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter (NIV).
God also encourages the truth in 2 Timothy 2:15.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
God’s Not Blindfolded
Unlike Lady Justice, God never wears a blindfold. The Lord sees everything.
Therefore, correctly handling the truth includes you and me admitting that:
- Right is still right, even if our worst enemy did it.
- Wrong is still wrong, even if our best friend did it.
- Right is still right, even if nobody else believes it is.
- Wrong is still wrong, even if everybody else says it’s okay.
Will you join me in seeking to evaluate right and wrong based on God’s standards?