Proverbs 21:15 (NLT)
15Justice is a joy to the godly, but it causes dismay among evildoers.

It is a pleasure and satisfaction to good men to see justice administered by the government they live under, rights upheld and iniquity suppressed. They do justice with pleasure and for love of virtue. For a wicked man it is terror to see laws put in execution. It is destruction to them and a fear of punishment.


A well known actor and comedian had one of the top rated sitcoms in America. He was famous for several movies. His humor and wit is well known to many. In 1979 at the Kalamazoo, Michigan airport he was arrested for over 650 grams of cocaine he was trying to sell to an undercover police officer. The prosecutor called him “an intelligent, personable, and remorseful individual.” Because he was charming, entertaining and willing to testify against others, authorities choose to prosecute him under federal law where he would only receive a 5 year sentence. The state court opposed no additional time. Circuit Judge Patrick Macauley told him: "You have the unique ability to get on the stage and perform and make people smile, laugh and be happy. That's an unusual talent. Don't waste it. You can perfect your talents while in prison. When you come out, I expect to see you very, very successful as a comedian. I expect to see your name in magazines. You are going to be a very successful young man." Tim Allen served about 2 1/2 years in prison, and then was released. What about people? Of course they are serving life sentences in prison. Ask Michael Ward, 128627, of the Saginaw Correctional Facility of Freeland, Michigan, named along with Tim Allen in the federal indictment. Ward is serving life in prison because of his state court conviction for drugs. Although Ward was no guiltier, Ward stayed in prison while Allen enjoyed a successful Hollywood career. To some there seems justice, while to some there seems injustice. Pray God will watch over our nation and keep justice alive. Pray God restores leaders who respect justice and know how to preserve laws which are right and just. Keep our leaders in your prayers and praise God who He is.