I Will Complain!
Luke 18:1-8 NIV
1 Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
2 He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men.
3 And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’
4 “For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, ‘Even though I don’t fear God or care about men,
5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually wear me out with her coming!’ ”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.
7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off ?
8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
The Hebrew word for justice in the Old Testament is MISPHAT.
The Greek word for justice in the New Testament is DIAKAIOSUNE.
The word justice appears in the bible 1000 times. (The fill in the blank is 1000)
Distributive justice is the removal of BARRIERS which interfere and prohibits equal opportunity for all people.
Proverbs 31:8-9 NLT – 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. 9 Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.
Restorative justice is the restoring of RESTITUTION to people whose wealth and dignity has been misappropriate and stolen through exploitation and expropriation.
Jeremiah 22:13-16 NLT – 13 And the Lord says, “What sorrow awaits Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. He builds injustice into its walls, for he makes his neighbors work for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor. 14 He says, ‘I will build a magnificent palace with huge rooms and many windows. I will panel it throughout with fragrant cedar and paint it a lovely red.’ 15 But a beautiful cedar palace does not make a great king! Your father, Josiah, also had plenty to eat and drink. But he was just and right in all his dealings. That is why God blessed him. 16 He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn’t that what it means to know me?” says the Lord.
Possible reasons for present state of black America:
1. DIVINE DECREE
Genesis 9:24-26 NIV – 24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said, “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves will he be to his brothers.” 26 He also said, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
“The servitude of Canaan here foretold was subsequently seen in the course of history. ‘Servant of servants’ is the Hebrew superlative for ‘greatest possible servitude,’ and we know how this worked out. Canaan was to be a slave to both Shem and Japheth. The land of Canaan was subjugated by Israel, and the Canaanites became the servants of the Semitic race. In a still wider sense the descendants of Ham in Africa have for centuries been the slaves of the Japhetic races.”
THE W.H. GRIFFITH THOMAS COMMENTARY ON GENESIS, pg. 119-120
2. INATE INFERIORITY
3. SOCIAL ENGINEERING
In 1865, blacks controlled 1/2 of 1% of the wealth.
In 2015, blacks control less that 2% of the wealth/
Job 7:11 NLT – “I cannot keep from speaking. I must express my anguish. My bitter soul must complain….”
Margaret Sanger – Blacks are human weeds.