The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.
Injustice rules this world.
Have you read insurance documents and noted the clause, “acts of god?” Insurance companies refer to “acts of god” as something disastrous—always in the negative.
People often will reference someone’s death and attribute their untimely departure as “god’s will.” Others ask the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” We see the tragedies of this world and shake our heads — some will stomp their feet and shake their fists—at god. (I used the little “g” for god on purpose to distinguish between the One True God Almighty, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and the god of this world—namely, Satan—2 Corinthians 4:4)
Interestingly, these people are often those who say that they believe in God; however, they assign all acts to His will and His character. So, sickness and disease, even death is attributed to God.
Today’s proverb assigns the misfortune and disaster of the poor person’s field to injustice. Injustice is a violation. It is an act of unfairness. It, usually, involves a more powerful opponent using their excessive force to harm or violate another person.
Obviously, this doesn’t sound, nor represent the character of God. The Psalmist proclaimed, “The heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.” (Psalm 50:6)
We see injustice every day. This world is ruled by those who do injustice. Governments execute injustices toward the very people that they are elected to serve. When they secure power from people they abuse and use that power against them.
Is there injustice in this world? You bet there is—it comes from the god of this world—not God Almighty, the righteous and Holy, God of Justice.
It’s best to know who to blame when bad things happen to good people.