I love how God has wonder twin powers. You see them all over the word of God. When you see one, you will find the other. They are inseparable. I love this because it is a pattern we can trust, for the Bible says, one can put a thousand to flight, but two can put ten thousand to flight. Amos 3 says, how can two walk together unless they agree to do so. As we conclude the year 2022, we may be moving into a new number year, but we are carrying with us what we learned in the year 2022. God is building us into a holy habitation in which His presence can dwell, so every year we gain something and lose other things as part of this building process.
One of my favorite sets of two in the word of God is the inseparable nature of righteousness and justice. I love this because when you see a rise in justice, you will see a rise in righteousness. Isaiah 28 says it so well, “thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily. Also I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the plummet.” What I see rising in our nation is justice. When justice manifests, we will see righteousness rising with it.
Justice is needed for people to know the fear of the Lord. Justice will create a culture of God’s presence that we need for when there is no justice people start to operate in behaviors that they think do not have consequences. Justice is an aspect of God’s love for us. Remember the Bible says, God disciplines those He loves and He loves us too much not to release justice to us as a nation. This manifestation of justice will release with it righteousness because justice will realign the plumbline of righteousness that will exalt the nation again. As you see justice manifest know it is God’s love for our nation and then get ready for the preachers of righteousness will arise with it. We are headed into a much needed cultural shift in our nation.