Why Is Justice Important From A Biblical Perspective - Part 3

Blog by Pastor Brian Bell

I’ll let Jesus answer that question. He said; “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel.” (Matthew 23:23,24) These religious men were sticklers for details, yet blind to great principles. They were using a microscope for details and a kaleidoscope for doctrines.
Tithing obviously should have been done, but note what Jesus considered weightier and what He gave first place in His list, “Justice” (and Mercy and Faith) were the more important qualities that His Father was, and still is, seeking from us.

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

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