Injustice is everywhere (Ecclesiastes 5:8-9)

We see injustice everywhere. But it’s not as simple as pointing to others. If we’re honest within ourselves, we see that it’s not someone else’s doing—it’s our doing. Our hearts are selfish. We’re part of the problem. O, for a just world! But that will mean us changing too. We can see so many problems, but finding a just solution is no easy matter. God, when will you put things right?

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3 thoughts on “Injustice is everywhere (Ecclesiastes 5:8-9)”

  1. Can you justify the assertions of Isaiah and yourself? They lack support as in the actions of God we see injustice….God brutally commands killing of women and children (Josh 6:21, Num 31:17, 2 Kings 2:23-24), sexual abuse and abduct of young girls (Num 31:18), condones slavery and the beating slaves (Ex 21:20-21). These are heinous acts commanded by Jesus according to Trinitarian theology and far worse than the actions of the individuals mentioned in your video through whom you seek to demonise the entirety of mankind.
    Furthermore, what grounds are there for trusting God’s promises when he sends deceiving spirits (1 Kings 22:22-23)? How do you know that the entire plan of salvation isn’t just a deception by God?…surely that would be just as we all deserve death according to your thinking?
    Some of us just try to be decent people and work to improve the lives of those around us. Your claims of an evil contagion seeking to control us seems like a baseless assertion looking for an unnecessary solution. Always willing to learn where I am wrong if you can show some credible evidence.

    1. My point is not so dark as you think, but more ubiquitous than you accept. That is, injustice is everywhere. I did not say that every act is unjust. Many acts are just, and good, and seeking to better the welfare of others. My observation is that humanity has a capacity for good and evil. However, I would say again that everywhere we look we will see elements of injustice. And most importantly, an honest look at ourselves in the mirror shows it up. Unless someone can say they have never lied, exaggerated, stolen, deceived, hurt, slandered or used others. And I would suggest that such a person may suffer from a massive narcissistic delusion. My observations of some of the most generous and kind individuals is that they are even more aware of their own failings.

      The references you describe are challenging to my sensibilities of right and wrong. I can only comment on what is written, not the motivations or wider context of what is happening. You claim the right to determine that God is acting unjustly in his actions. However, the big picture of the Bible, focusing on God’s love in Jesus’ sacrifice for us, demonstrates to me that God is highly committed to justice (see eg. Romans 3:21-26). You must presume innocence on the part of people to know for sure that God is acting unjustly. Whereas, the Bible assumes guilt.

      I believe the framework for understanding our deception is outlined in Romans 1. First step: we know there is a God as the creation testifies to this. Step 2: we choose to ignore this evidence and worship created things instead. Step 3: God gives us over to the corruption of our minds and hearts.

      Is the whole plan of salvation a deception? I’m not sure what would lead someone to believe in God, and then subsequently believe that he is a liar who makes everything up. The main evidence I have for challenging this is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. That is, God entering our world as a human, living well, dying on our behalf, and rising to rule and one day judge.

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