At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore (Ps. 16: 11)
Evil men understand not judgment: But they that seek the Lord understand all things (KJV).
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely (ESV).Proverbs 28:5
One time our family was visiting my grandmother, who lived in a small town in Nebraska. It was there that I saw a bumpersticker that summed up a lot of truth. It said, “you don’t see much in a small town, but what you hear makes up for it.” If I could modify this saying just a little bit, and adapt it for our generation I would say that “we don’t see much justice in our time, but what we hear makes up for it.” We are a generation of justice jugheads, and yet people are talking about it all the time. Especially something they call social justice.
Not only is there a disparity between what we see and what we hear, there is also a connection between what we see and what we hear. Put another way, we talk about justice the way a diseased man talks about health, the way an impoverished man talks about money, the way an obese man talks about nutrition.
But those who seek justice do not understand justice. Those who seek the Lord understand it. Evil men talk a lot about justice, but the rancor in their voice tells you it is the voice of envy and accusation. When they refer to justice, they are talking about what someone else has, and the simple fact that he has it is the source of the grievance. They demand justice, using that word without even blushing, but according to Scripture that evil envy in their heart dictates that they are making their assessments in a pitch black courtroom. Evil men love to talk about justice—for that is how they enslave people—but they do not have any earthly idea of what the word means. Those who love the Lord, having sought Him, do understand it. This is why the evil men call them oppressors.