Abraham Lincoln wrote, “The probability that we may fail in a struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” President Lincoln followed his own advice and that made him a great leader. Believing that a cause is just does not make that cause just. Many have faithfully supported causes that they felt were just, but that were the opposite. In the great Civil War of the USA, both the South and the North felt they were just in their struggle. Both sides often turned to God in prayer and felt He heard them. In wars, men going into battle where their lives may be lost often seek the blessing from a priest or religious leader.
We all need a guideline to tell us what a just cause really is. The only absolute guideline we can have is the Word of God.
Paul noted that the laws and commandments of God were just, holy and good (Romans 7:12 Romans 7:12Why the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
American King James Version×). Many acknowledge this fact, but when it comes to living by those laws, we have a great ability to make changes to suit our desires and wishes. One of the qualities God expects in His ministry is that of being just (Titus 1:8 Titus 1:8But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
American King James Version×). It is not easy to lay our inner desires, lusts and wants aside to make decisions that are wise and without bias or prejudice. But it is possible when a person looks deeply into the Word of God, sincerely and carefully understands that which is written, and applies it. The support of that which is just is worthy of every effort we can exhibit.