Instruments of Justice
What is an instrument of Biblical justice?
God has called each of us to be an instrument of justice.
In Micah 6:8, the Bible says:
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
One of the greatest acts of humility is being an instrument of justice on behalf of another. There is so much injustice in our world. To fully understand what justice is, we must look at what injustice is. Put simply, injustice is an abuse of power; it is when a person takes their own influence, title, wealth, or leadership and they use it to take from another what God destined for them to have. When there is usery, or abuse, or taking advantage of another, that’s injustice!
However, there is another way! We can be instruments of justice in this world! We can do this by using our power for the good of another. This may look like a “big” thing as we take part in social justice causes. Personally, I work with an organization to fight for the rescue and care of trafficking victims who have lost their ability to fight for themselves. For you, it may be a cause like ending world hunger or caring for the sick or displaced. But there are also small things that we can do. Every time that we care for someone in need, extend a helping hand, pray for the sick, stand up for the cast down, we are doing justice.
Recognize that simply doing good for another is honoring our Father God. It is doing good; it is walking in humility; and it is being an instrument of justice in our world.
Do good for another today.
God bless you,
Dr. Melodye Hilton works with individuals and workgroups around the globe as a leadership consultant, behavioral analyst, and personal coach. Her recognition extends over all ages, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds through her work in corporate and local business, government, and public and private educational sectors.
She, alongside her husband, pioneered Giving Light Christian Fellowship in Elizabethville, PA. Over 35 years later, they continue to see God’s hand at work within the vision to “equip all ages to discover destiny and activate purpose for local and global Kingdom impact.” Dr. Melodye is ordained and under the oversight of Christian International Apostolic Network (CIAN) founded by Bishop Bill Hamon. She and her husband, Steven, serve on the board of governors to Christian International.
In 2002, she founded International Training Center, which continues to expand with a passion to equip and empower emerging and established leaders. In addition, she has established the Voice of Justice Foundation to be a voice of hope, hands of rescue, and an instrument of justice on behalf of the neglected, abused, or shamed. Dr. Melodye travels nationally and internationally ministering, training, consulting, and coaching. She has two grown children and three active grandchildren.