Wednesday, July 20, 2022

On JUSTICE

 

Romans 12:19

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19 Dearly beloved, 

avenge not yourselves, 

but rather give place unto wrath: 

for it is written, 

Vengeance is mine; 

I will repay, 

saith the Lord.


The oppressed long for justice.

But what is justice?

What is the JUST way?

When your heart rages at the injustices on earth, remember what the Bible says:

Exodus 23:2

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2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; 

neither shalt thou speak in a cause 

to decline after many to wrest judgment:


Exodus 23:6

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6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.


Deuteronomy 27:19

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19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment 

of the stranger, 

fatherless, 

and widow. 

And all the people shall say, 

Amen.


Psalm 33:4-5

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4 For the word of the Lord is right; 

and all his works are done in truth.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: 

the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.


Psalm 37:28

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28 For the Lord loveth judgment, 

and forsaketh not his saints; 

they are preserved for ever: 

but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.


Psalm 82:3

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3 Defend the poor and fatherless: 

do justice to the afflicted and needy.


Proverbs 18:5

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5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, 

to overthrow the righteous in judgment.


Proverbs 21:3

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3 To do justice and judgment 

is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.


Proverbs 28:5

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5 Evil men understand not judgment: 

but they that seek the Lord understand all things.


Proverbs 29:7

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7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: 

but the wicked regardeth not to know it.


Proverbs 31:8-9

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8 Open thy mouth for the dumb 

in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.

9 Open thy mouth, 

judge righteously, 

and plead the cause of the poor and needy.


Ecclesiastes 3:17

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17 I said in mine heart, 

God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: 

for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.


Ecclesiastes 5:8

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8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, 

and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, 

marvel not at the matter: 

for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; 

and there be higher than they.


Isaiah 30:18

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18 And therefore will the Lord wait, 

that he may be gracious unto you, 

and therefore will he be exalted, 

that he may have mercy upon you: 

for the Lord is a God of judgment: 

blessed are all they that wait for him.


Jeremiah 22:3

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3 Thus saith the Lord; 

Execute ye judgment and righteousness, 

and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: 

and do no wrong, 

do no violence to the stranger, 

the fatherless, 

nor the widow, 

neither shed innocent blood in this place.


Micah 6:8

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8 He hath shewed thee, 

O man, 

what is good; 

and what doth the Lord require of thee, 

but to do justly, 

and to love mercy, 

and to walk humbly with thy God?


Hosea 12:6

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6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: 

keep mercy and judgment 

and wait on thy God continually.


Amos 5:15

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15 Hate the evil, 

and love the good,

 and establish judgment in the gate: 

it may be that the Lord God of hosts 

will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.


Zechariah 7:9

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9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, 

saying, 

Execute true judgment, 

and shew mercy and compassions 

every man to his brother:


Hebrews 9:27

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27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, 

but after this the judgment:


How do we know who is wicked, or not?

How do we know someone is wrong, or not?

Simple.

Scripture puts everything in perspective:

Romans 3:23

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23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


The LORD JESUS admonished:

Matthew 7:1-5

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7 Judge not, 

that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, 

ye shall be judged: 

and with what measure ye mete, 

it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and, behold, 

a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly 

to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.


Matthew 7:12

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12 Therefore all things 

whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, 

do ye even so to them: 

for this is the law and the prophets.


Matthew 23:23

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23 Woe unto you, 

scribes and Pharisees, 

hypocrites! 

for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, 

and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, 

judgment, 

mercy, 

and faith: 

these ought ye to have done, 

and not to leave the other undone.


Justice in the world is represented by "lady justice".

A personification of justice in Roman art.

Equivalent to the Greek goddess, Dike.

But the ONE, TRUE GOD has nothing to do with other gods.

In GOD's kingdom, we worship Him -- the ONLY TRUE POWER.

Why is lady justice blindfolded?

They say it's for "impartiality".

Scripture says this about impartiality, when GOD spoke through Moses in the Old Testament:

Leviticus 19:15

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15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: 

thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, 

nor honor the person of the mighty: 

but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.


The Bible also speaks of how we must treat our neighbors:

Leviticus 19:17-18

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17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: 

thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, 

and not suffer sin upon him.

18 Thou shalt not avenge, 

nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, 

but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: 

I am the Lord.


The GOD of JUDGMENT is a JUST GOD.

Deuteronomy 32:4

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4 He is the Rock, 

his work is perfect: 

for all his ways are judgment: 

a God of truth and without iniquity, 

just and right is he.


Psalm 18:30

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30 As for God, 

his way is perfect: 

the word of the Lord is tried: 

he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.


Psalm 89:14

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14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: 

mercy and truth shall go before thy face.


When you are just, you love.

You are of GOD.

If we love GOD, we ought to love others, too.

1 John 4:16

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16 And we have known and believed 

the love that God hath to us. 

God is love; 

and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, 

and God in him.


JESUS has the last WORD on LOVE and JUSTICE:

Mark 12:29-30

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29 And Jesus answered him, 

The first of all the commandments is, 

Hear, O Israel; 

The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind, 

and with all thy strength: 

this is the first commandment.


Mark 12:31

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31 And the second is like, 

namely this, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

There is none other commandment greater than these.


Matthew 22:40

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40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


It's really all preparation now.

That our hearts are right, before the LORD.

For the day of His WRATH will come.

Isaiah 51:4-5

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4 Hearken unto me, 

my people; 

and give ear unto me, 

O my nation: 

for a law shall proceed from me, 

and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

5 My righteousness is near; 

my salvation is gone forth, 

and mine arms shall judge the people; 

the isles shall wait upon me, 

and on mine arm shall they trust.


As the angel told John, the apostle:

Revelation 22:11

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11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: 

and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: 

and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: 

and he that is holy, let him be holy still.


Let our ways of justice be acceptable to the LORD.

For JESUS will return, any time GOD deems fit.

Revelation 22:12-13

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12 And, 

behold, 

I come quickly; 

and my reward is with me, 

to give every man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, 

the beginning and the end, 

the first and the last.


Let us be worthy to enter the KINGDOM of GOD.

Revelation 22:14

King James Version

14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, 

that they may have right to the tree of life, 

and may enter in through the gates into the city.


And have ETERNAL LIFE with the LORD.

Romans 6:23

King James Version

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God 

is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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