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5361 justice, human

5361 justice, human

God created the world in justice, and expects that his creatures will deal fairly and justly with one another as a result. Sin brings injustice into the world, by disrupting the justice established by God at creation. As a result, human justice often falls short of God’s standards.

God shows his concern for human justice

By commanding it Isa 56:1; Mic 6:8 See also Ex 23:1-9; Dt 24:17; Ps 82:3; Pr 21:3; Hos 12:6; Ro 13:7

By commending its maintenance Ps 106:3 See also Ge 20:5-6; 1Ki 3:11-12,28; Job 1:8; Ps 37:37; Ps 112:5

By condemning its neglect Mal 3:5 See also Dt 27:19; Job 31:13-14; Isa 3:14,15; Isa 10:1; Jer 7:5-8,14 destruction follows ignored warnings; Eze 22:29-31

Justice in relationships within the family

Parents and children Ex 20:12 pp Dt 5:16 See also Mt 15:4; Eph 6:1-3; Col 3:20-21; 1Ti 3:4

Brothers and sisters Ge 4:9-10

Husband and wife Mal 2:14; 1Co 7:4-5; Col 3:18-19

Justice in the community

Pr 29:7; Jas 1:27 See also Job 29:16; Ps 82:3; Pr 29:14; Pr 31:8-9; Isa 1:17; Jer 22:16

Justice in the business world

Col 4:1 See also Lev 19:35-36; Dt 25:15; Eph 6:9; Jas 5:1-4

Justice in courts of law

Ex 23:6-8 See also Lev 19:15; Dt 1:16; Dt 16:18-20; Dt 17:6; Dt 25:1-3; Dt 27:25; 2Ch 19:5-7; Pr 12:17 Partiality condemned: Pr 18:5; Pr 24:23-25; Pr 28:21
Pr 18:17; Jn 18:23; Ac 23:3

Justice in rulers and governments

Pr 8:15 See also 1Ki 10:9; 1Ch 18:14; Pr 16:12-13; Pr 29:26-27; Pr 31:8-9; Jer 22:13-16 judgment against the son of King Josiah; Eze 45:9; Ro 13:1-4; 1Pe 2:13-14,17

Justice in the community of faith

Am 5:21-24; Lk 11:42 See also Isa 58:6-7; Hos 6:6; Hos 12:6; Mt 23:23; 1Co 6:1-8; Jas 2:1-4,12-13

Justice in a believer’s life

Mic 6:8 See also Pr 21:3; Php 4:8; Tit 2:12; 1Pe 3:16

See also

5347injustice
5375law
5404masters
5446poverty
5482punishment
5520servants
5680family
5743widows
6172guilt
7733leaders
8275honesty
8790oppression

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