Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective? - Part 2

Blog By Pastor Brian Bell

Justice is basically care for the vulnerable. Why should we be concerned about the vulnerable ones? Because God is concerned about them. The most basic meaning of justice is to treat people equitably (fairly). It means, “giving people what they are due, to some that will be punishment, for others it will be protection or care.” God identifies with the powerless and takes up their cause … the cause of widows, orphans, immigrants and the poor -- those who have been called “the quartet of the vulnerable.” These four groups had no social power, had no voice, and were easily taken advantage of. Today, this quartet would be expanded to include the unborn, the refugee, the migrant worker, and those trafficked.

The Biblical response to injustice is to, “Seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah1:17

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