Archive Tag: Jesus and justice

Justice & Righteousness (Jesus & Justice Part 9)

Israel wanted a human king, like all the other nations. And she got what she wanted. Her first king, Saul, was succeeded by his son-in-law David. David’s reign is summarized in 2 Samuel 8:15… “David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.” After his… Read More

Levites, Foreigners, Orphans, Widows, & The Poor (Jesus & Justice Part 7)

What’s so special about foreigners, orphans, widows, and the poor? Why are these groups of people mentioned so often in scriptures that deal with justice? It goes back to the early days of Israel. When it was one nation divided into twelve tribes, God gave every tribe a portion of… Read More

What God Says Is Due (Jesus & Justice Part 5)

Biblical Hebrew is a word-poor language with only a few thousand words – most words having several meanings like diamonds with many facets. Today we’ll look at just one facet of “mishpat.” When you hear the word justice you probably think of the legal system: a courtroom, a judge presiding,… Read More