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Justice is a fundamental principle that is mentioned throughout the Bible. It means to do the right thing, to treat people fairly, and to fight against injustice. As Christians, we are called to uphold these values and follow the teachings of the Bible. In this post, we will take a closer look at 10 powerful Bible verses that speak to the importance of justice in the eyes of God.


Micah 6:8 - "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah challenges us to not only fight for justice but also to love and show kindness to others.


Isaiah 1:17 - "Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause." This verse encourages us to correct injustice and help those who are in need, particularly those who are marginalized.


Leviticus 19:15 - "You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbour." This verse reminds us to uphold justice, regardless of a person's social status or wealth.


Proverbs 21:3 - "To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice." This verse highlights the importance of actively pursuing justice, rather than just offering sacrifices or words.


Matthew 23:23 - "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." Jesus calls out the religious leaders of his time for failing to prioritize justice and mercy.


Psalm 82:3-4 - "Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." This verse reminds us to actively work towards justice and fight against evil.


Isaiah 30:18 - "Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him." This verse reminds us that God is a God of justice and that we should rely on Him when working towards it.


Amos 5:24 - "But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." This verse speaks to the transformative power of justice, which has the potential to change our lives and society for the better.


James 1:27 - "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." This verse reminds us that pursuing justice is not just a matter of personal righteousness but also a way to demonstrate our faith.


Proverbs 31:8-9 - "Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy." This verse calls us to be advocates for justice, using our voices to speak up for those who are unable to advocate for themselves.


Justice is an essential part of our lives as Christians, and these verses offer a roadmap for understanding and pursuing justice in our world. As we work towards justice, let us remember that it is not just about being right but also about showing kindness and love to others. May God give us the strength and wisdom to fight against injustice and work towards creating a fair and just world.


Reflection Questions

How does your faith inform your opinion on justice within a broken world?

What does God’s justice look like for you in situations where you’ve been wronged? What are your expectations of God?

What is an example of a time when God’s justice was given in your life?

When have you felt let down by the promise of God’s justice? What hope/bible passages are you holding onto for this situation?

How can you balance pursuing justice with forgiving wrongdoers?


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