God Stands Up
Isa 3:13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
God sees the unrighteous acts of people. He stands as both prosecutor, to plead the case for the oppressed people and he stands as judge of these evil people. When righteous Stephen spoke the gospel to the stiff-necked Jews, they were angry and stoned him, but Jesus at the right hand of the Father stood up, he stands up for justice and judgment.
Acts 7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
Acts 7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
Acts 7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul.
Jesus put a stop to persecution, personally convicting and calling Saul, who we know as Paul the apostle.
Isa 3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.
The voice of the Lord and the forefathers agree in judgment against an unrighteous people in power, who oppress the poor, indulging as many suffer and go without.
Isa 3:15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
They had better watch out, for God is the avenger.
1 Th 4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
1 Th 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Th 4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.