5350 injustice, hated by God
God’s hatred of injustice is seen in his vindication of its victims, his solemn warnings, his penalties against the guilty and his commands to his people to renounce it.
God hates injustice
God will vindicate the victims of injustice
They cry for justice Ps 43:1 There are some OT passages where vengeance upon persecutors is called for (e.g., Ps 35:1-8; Ps 69:22-28; Jer 11:18-20; 18:19-23). These are called “imprecatory”. They arose from zeal for God’s honour and from the desire for moral stability in society. They reflect an under-developed view of God’s ultimate judgments and the failure to distinguish between the guilty and their innocent families. In the light of the NT the motives behind these prayers may be applauded but it is recognised that now they are best expressed in the denunciation of injustice accompanied by gospel witness, through which the hearts of oppressors are changed, leaving the matter of judgment as God’s prerogative alone. See also Ne 4:4-5; Ps 94:1-7; Rev 6:10; Job 19:25 In OT times a redeemer was a near relative responsible for securing the just rights of a poor kinsperson.
God will punish the unjust Mic 2:1-3 See also Dt 27:17,19; 1Ki 21:19; Pr 19:5; Pr 21:28; Am 5:11-12; Am 8:4-7; Na 3:1; Mal 3:5; Lk 12:45-46 Possibility of injustice among believers: 1Co 6:6-8; 1Th 4:6
Jas 5:1-6; Rev 1:7
God’s people must hate injustice
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