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Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective?

Blog by Pastor Brian Bell
Injustice is when a stronger person abuses his or her power by taking from a weaker person what God alone has given the weaker person. God judges this as sin.  Here are a few Biblical examples of injustice: Cain stole Abel’s life through murder, the Egyptians stole the Hebrew’s liberty, dignity and well-being through forced slavery, and King David stole Uriah’s wife and then Uriah’s life. Amnon stole Tamar’s dignity, well-being and personal wholeness by raping her. King Herod stole the lives of all the toddlers of Bethlehem. The religious leaders in Jerusalem stole the lives of Stephen and other believers through the abuse of their civil-religious power.

In each of these stories, one that is weaker is being abused by one stronger, depriving them of the good gifts that God bestowed.

This is why the Bible says; “You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless.”
(Proverbs 14:31)

The Biblical response to injustice is to, “Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”
(Isaiah 1:17)

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