God Is About “Equity”

Psalm 99 is another psalm that extols the virtue and qualities of God, especially His holiness. There is a word that appears in verse 4 that also appeared in Psalm 98. That word is “equity”. The modern use of this word relates to real estate, how much “equity” you have in your house that you are buying, but that’s not the use of the word here. Verses 4-5 state this: “The King’s strength also loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God, And worship at His footstool—He is holy.” God has established “equity”. The Hebrew word means “evenness” or “uprightness”.   God is going to make sure that everything evens out in the end. Things may not seem fair now…God’s people in many parts of the world suffer persecution and great loss. Some look at the world and think that it is spinning out of control. However, God has established “equity” as part of His created order. We see things only temporally but God sees them eternally. Can you trust God to work out “equity” in His way and not our way? I hope that you can. Believing in the “equity” of God’s world helps you avoid bitterness and unrighteous judgment. It also really helps you to praise God for Who He is.


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