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Often, we hear the words spoken “this is not fair”, “this is not right” or “where is the justice in this situation”? What then does justice mean.
WHAT DOES JUSTICE MEAN?
Justice is a broad concept to define. Justice can be defined in the dictionary as just treatment and fairness. Justice can mean that people behave in a way that is fair, equal, and balanced for everyone providing equal treatment. As Christians we can explore, Christian Justice.
WHAT IS CHRISTIAN JUSTICE?
Christian justice exposes the character of God and flows from God’s heart. The biblical reference for the word justice means to put right, to be fair and balanced and to show God’s constant love. Isaiah 1:17 talks about seeking Justice. Everything God does is just and fair, and he is a faithful and righteous God. In Deuteronomy 32:4 we read “A god of faithfulness, without injustice is God and upright is he”.
AS CHRISTIANS HOW THEN CAN WE SHOW JUSTICE IN OUR DAILY LIVES.
We can reach out to others, find, and create solutions to problems with God’s help. We can show God’s unconditional love to others. Our Lord is the source of justice, which is imparted to us by our God, who is loving, kind, compassionate, merciful, righteous and just.
WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF US?
In Micah 6:8 we read “What does the Lord require of you, to act justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. This is what God requires of us”. We are called as Christians to show God’s constant love, to show mercy, to live in humble fellowship with our Lord and act justly towards others.
WHAT IS DIVINE JUSTICE
God’s justice and love takes the shape of the cross. Jesus died on the cross for us so our sins could be forgiven. God wants us to forgive others as Christ forgave us, and to love others unconditionally as God loves us.
GOD WANTS US TO SHOW JUSTICE TOWARDS OTHERS JUST AS HE SHOWS JUSTICE TO US.
Loving God we pray, help each one of us to be able to show more justice in our everyday lives towards other people.