Scriptures on Justice
The Bible counsels us to seek justice and justice alone. We in the legal profession can get discouraged when the all-too-human members of our profession fall short of the pursuit of justice. But despite the mistakes that powerful people make, I maintain my faith in the God of justice. Here are some Scriptures on justice to encourage you and to provoke thought and prayer:
Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you. (Deuteronomy 16:20).
Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy (Psalm 82:3).
If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter. For He who is higher than the highest watches (Ecclesiastes 5:8).
Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed (Psalm 85:10).
Justice and judgment are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your face (Psalm 89:14).
There is no end to the increase of His government and of peace on the throne of David, and on His kingdom, to order it, and to sustain it with justice and with righteousness, from now and forever. The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts will do this (Isaiah 9:7).
So says Jehovah, “Keep judgment and do justice; for My salvation is near to come, and My righteousness to be revealed” (Isaiah 56:1).
I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor (Psalm 140:12).
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity (Proverbs 1:3).
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice (Proverbs 21:3).
Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and one who did not forget the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in drawing near to God (Isaiah 58:2).
He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger [foreigner], giving him food and clothing (Deuteronomy 10:18).
None calls for justice, nor does anyone plead for truth; they trust in vanity and speak lies. They conceive mischief and bring out iniquity . . . Therefore judgment is far from us; nor does justice overtake us. We wait for light, but behold, dimness; for brightness, but we walk in darkness (Isaiah 59:4, 9).
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NAS).
“Behold, the days come,” says Jehovah, “that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and shall do judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, `Jehovah, Our Righteousness’” (Jeremiah 23:5-6).
Let justice run down like water, and righteousness like a mighty stream (Amos 5:24).
–See Charisma, 10/12/09, Scriptures: God’s Heart for Justice by Diana Scimone