21-year-old Dylan Roof sat in an hour-long Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, then slaughtered 9 people. He is yet another mass murderer from a broken home that left him feeling alienated. Speaking of God’s Law through Moses, Jesus Christ said, “the weightier matters of the law: [were] justice and mercy and faith” (Matthew 23:23 NKJV). “Justice” is an even application of law upon all. “You shall not pervert justice; you shall not show partiality, nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous” (Deuteronomy 16:19 NKJV). In Jesus’ “humiliation His justice was taken away” (Acts 8:33 NKJV), by the street crowd shouting, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” (Luke 23:21 NKJV). Lawless lynch mobs demand “justice” when laws and righteous judgment should prevail.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.