4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Just. It’s a big word and one that believers should be honored to carry. To help wrap your mind around what it means to be “just”, consider some synonyms to the word: Unprejudiced, which means showing no dislike based on preconceived ideas. Consider Matthew 5:43-44, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Disinterested, which means having or feeling no interest in something. Consider 1 John 2:15, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Unbiased, which means we shouldn’t be partial to any one person over another. Consider Proverbs 28:21, “To have respect of persons is not good.” The Lord doesn’t save us and then call us to the lowest common denominator, but rather, He expects the very highest standard from us in all aspects of our life.