5 Verses to Help You Face Injustice: Bible Study

We all deal with injustice and mistreatment at some time in our lives. These 5 truths can help.

Before doing this Bible study, read the 1-minute introduction Mistreated or Misunderstood?  It offers 5 important things to remember when we're dealing
 with anger, fear, resentment, or sorrow.

1. Remember that Jesus is our example. 
Nothing we experience can compare to what Jesus did for us. He humbled Himself, he didn't demand the glory and honor He deserved, and He died a criminal's death to save us.

Philippians 2:5-8: In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!

2. Remember that Jesus fully understands our pain. 
He's been in our shoes and knows how we feel. He can fully sympathize and fully comfort us. 

Hebrews 2:14-18Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

3. Move in the opposite spirit. 
It's extremely difficult to return good for evil, but it will mature our faith in a powerful way. 

Romans 12:21: Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

4. Transform your thinking

Dwelling on God's Word keeps us from dwelling on our hurt, pain, and injustice. Reading God's Word, having regular Christian fellowship and taking our concerns to God in prayer help us stay grounded during times of injustice.

Colossians 3:15-16Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 

5. Believe God will use your sorrow for good. 
At the very least God can use our difficulties to help us mature in our faith, but He often does far more than we can imagine.

Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

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copyright, Gail Burton Purath, BiteSizeBibleStudy.com, updated in 2023

We all deal with injustice and mistreatment at some time in our lives. These 5 truths can help.


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