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Oilfield Workers Sharing Christ Around the World


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By Mike Chaffin

They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning. Psalm 64:6

          The psalmist talks about wicked people who use deceit and trickery to blind the righteous and blameless for their gain. Injustice is a serious vice, one that has been practiced since the beginning of mankind and seems to be flourishing today. Whether it’s by email, phone, text, or other ways people try to perpetuate a fraud for their gain, or just pure evil maliciousness, they do an injustice to their victims. As Christians we should keep on guard against these attacks, and we must seek to do no injustice to others.

          Another form of injustice is partiality. If we treat people differently due to their status in society, or the color of their skin, it is injustice.

          You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor. Leviticus 19:15

          Injustice was a major problem in Israel before the captivity. Isaiah and Jeremiah along with other prophets spoke to this issue of the people taking advantage of the poor because they could. They rebuked those who withheld wages from the workers. In the book of Ezekiel, the countries of Moab and Seir are judged because they celebrated Judah’s captivity and desolation. The injustice they committed was not coming to their aid but stomping on them when they were down.

          Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. Proverbs 22:8

          God judged the injustice done by these countries and these countries were destroyed.

          In God there is no injustice. However, as Jesus said, the rain falls on the good and the evil. God’s judgement on a sinful nation will also fall on the good and the evil. As Christians if we aren’t vocal about our opposition to injustice, like killing babies, calling evil good and good evil, confusing children about whether they are a boy or a girl, God’s judgement will fall on us as well. To escape the judgement, we have to be ready, in season and out of season, for Christ’s return.

Prayer:  Lord, help me to see where there is injustice in my life. Forgive me for any injustice I have done to others whether on purpose or by accident. Give me the courage to stand up to injustice, to be a vocal Christian and a light in this dark world. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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