Scriptures on Justice

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

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April 1: Holy Bible

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April 1
Holy Bible

 

252.

The sleep of the working man is pleasant, whether he eats little or much; but the full stomach of the rich man does not allow him to sleep.

~Ecclesiastes 5:12

253.

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it.

~Proverbs 13:11

254.

And he would answer and say to them, The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.

~Luke 3:11

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March 27: Agreements

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March 27
Agreements

236.
Israel, the LORD has made an agreement with you, and if you keep your part, you will be successful in everything you do
–Deuteronomy 29:9

237.
He gives food to his worshipers and always keeps his agreement with them.
–Psalms 111:5

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March 26: “Sonnet 100 (Peter)” by Day Williams

Sonnet 100 (Peter)

Sorrow and joy were mixed at suppertime:

He washed my feet but said that I’d betray

Him. “Never,” I said, “that would be a crime.”

We’d been together from the start, the day

He called me from the nets. “You will, three times,

Before the cock crows,” he went on. “Come pray

Inside Gethsemane with me.” Now I’m

A zealous man, but God formed me from clay.

He had to wake me when the torch lights came.

I drew my sword, slashed off an ear, he healed

It, soldiers took him. Down the trail I crept

To fireside warmth. Three times they asked–no game–

And I denied three times. Long gone, that meal.

The cock crew. I went out and wept and wept.

~Day Williams

Peter's Denial Rembrandt

“Peter’s Denial” by Rembrandt van Rijn

February 23: Witchcraft

February 23
 Witchcraft

151.

“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.”

–Exodus 22:18

152.

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.”

–Leviticus 19:31

153.

When Saul saw the army of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart trembled greatly. And when Saul inquired of the LORD, the LORD did not answer him, either by dreams, or by Urim, or by prophets. Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.”

And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a medium at Endor.”

–1 Samuel 28:5-7

 

154.

The Egyptians will lose courage. I will unravel their plans. They will turn to idols, ghosts, mediums, and fortunetellers.

–Isaiah 19:31001_Quotations_Bible_Passages_sml

February 13: Dishonesty

February 13
Dishonesty

121.
“Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt. Keep all my decrees and all my laws and follow them. I am the LORD.’”
–Leviticus 19:35-36

122.
Wealth created by a lying tongue
is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.
–Prov. 21:6

123.
For listen! Hear the cries of the field workers whom you have cheated of their pay. The wages you held back cry out against you. The cries of those who harvest your fields have reached the ears of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. You have spent your years on earth in luxury, satisfying your every desire. You have fattened yourselves for the day of slaughter.
–James 5:4-5

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“Gratitude,” sonnet by Day Williams

Gratitude
You’re the one who picks me up when I fall,
You’re the one opening doors that were shut,
You’re the one who can boost me over walls,
You’re the one healing me when I’ve been cut.

You asked me in to dine when no one cared
And healed the pain that no one else could see;
You gave me comfort when no one else dared
And shed your light on seeds that stirred in me.

You stood by during my rebellious years,
Leaving me free to make my own mistakes . . .
Self-willed, I faced frustration and despair.

When I invited you, my face in tears,
You answered to my needs and cured my aches−
And ever since I’ve felt your love and care.

 

~Day Williams

January 8: Messiah

January

January 8
Messiah

23.
Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince will be seven weeks and 62 weeks. It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times.
–Daniel 9:25

24.
And Jacob fathered Joseph the husband of Mary, who gave birth to Jesus who is called the Messiah.
–Matthew 1:16

25.
So he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah would be born.
–Matthew 2:4

26.
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah“(that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.
–John 1:40