Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. (Isaiah 59:14–15, ESV 2016).
My Musings – This is as much true today as it was when Isaiah proclaimed it to the Jewish people. Why is justice turned back? Why does righteousness stand far away? Because truth has stumbled in the public square and uprightness, those who shun evil, can no longer safely enter. They become targets and are attacked because truth is nowhere to be found.
My Advice – Christians, bearers of the Truth, need to stand tall in the public square and not stand far away. To stand firm and not stumble. Where God’s Truth is lacking, and that is just about everywhere these days, we must enter in to engage and not turn back. We may be attacked, but we may win some. Let’s stand tall for truth, justice and righteousness.
Inspired by Pastor Kevin Rutledge’s sermon 01/30/22. https://www.cometofirst.com/current-sermon-series/