Series on Ecclesiastes — #03 THE PROBLEM OF INJUSTICE

Steve Grant
Under The Sun? Or Under The Son? – Series on Ecclesiastes
Ecclesiastes 3:16 – 4:3
The Problem Of Injustice
27 July 2014

Solomon is completely right in that life is indeed filled with injustices. He is also completely right in that if this life is all there is, if we share the same eventual fate as animals, then life is indeed meaningless and full of despair.

After all, like animals, people also die. Thus, because humans and animals share the same mortality, we could say that mankind has no advantage over animals. And if this is indeed the case, then all is vanity. So how can we be certain of going to heaven and not going down into the dust?

If there is a season for every purpose under heaven, then there will be a season for justice as well. So instead of getting frustrated by the injustices that he saw around him, Solomon took comfort in the fact that one day God’s justice would prevail. The lesson for us as Christians is that our hope for justice should not lie in the chief justices under the sun, but in the Chief Justice of them all — Jesus Christ.

Whilst life under the sun is indeed terribly unjust, our hope is not in things under the sun, but in the Son Himself. Simply because there is no promise for justice in The Bible outside of Christ.