Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.
~ Isaiah 1:17 [NLT]
This verse instructs us to “learn” to do good, seek justice, and so on. This choice of words implies that these actions do not come natural to us. If we are not teaching ourselves God’s way we can become accustomed to evil. Have you ever wondered how is it possible that certain injustices were carried out by so many? The answer is that men easily become accustomed to evil if they are not vigilant in their study of the word of God. Once evil is normalized in our lives we no longer are able to seek justice, reprove the ruthless, or defend the needy. God tells us that his words are a lamp to our feet and a light to our paths (Psalm 119:105). His Word shows us the way of goodness and mercy.