He has told you, O man, what is good;Micah 6:8
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?
The term justice is used a lot these days. In God’s word—the Hebrew word mispat—does not come with a modifier or qualifier for a reason. Justice is justice. It must be true.
It does come with instructions though.
Justice must be done, administered, brought forth, established, practiced, spoken, and executed.
Justice should be sought, desired, loved (because God loves it), understood, and hoped for.
Justice must be taken hold of, guarded, preserved, kept, and upheld.
Justice must not be hated, turned back, distorted, perverted, replaced, mocked, or denied.
If it is paired with another word it should be righteousness. If absent there is only wickedness. When administered it is an act of courage.
Its denial does not go unnoticed by God (Isaiah 40:27).
Where there is justice there is light (Isaiah 51:4).
God is justice (Malachi 2:17).
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