A Portrait of Justice

Week beginning: 8th May, 2022 | By James Crabtree | St Albans

There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.

The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.

His delight is in the fear of the LORD,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears;
But with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

Isaiah 11:1-4 (NKJV)

In this fallen world, everyone longs for justice and cries of injustice reach our ears every week. Human justice is imperfect, often unreliable and frequently of limited scope and duration. To the extent that we see true justice done, then it is in c

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