Justice. What comes to mind when you see or hear that word? We've heard a lot about justice recently, and have so many thoughts, ideas, images, assumptions, and expectations of what justice is and how it works. Understandably, that influences what we think when we read the word justice in the Scriptures. So, this week, the Discover the Word group would like to pause and act as if we've never seen the word before and see how we would define “justice” if we only had the Bible to shape our definition. Join the group as they explore together “What Does the Bible Say About Justice?”
We’ve heard a lot about justice—or the lack thereof—in the news recently. And as a result, our own ideas about justice influence how we read about justice in Scripture. So in this chapter, you’ll be challenged to tear down your presumptions regarding justice and rebuild them on a biblical foundation.
In the United States, welfare programs help the less fortunate stay afloat. But what if charity wasn’t just an act of good will—but an act of justice? In this chapter, you’ll consider how a biblical understanding of justice instructs us to care for orphans, widows, strangers, and the poor.
Sometimes it seems like corrupt leaders are a dime a dozen. But the Bible promises that the world won’t always be ruled by injustice! In this chapter, you’ll look forward with hope to the kingdom of justice and righteousness that Jesus will establish one day.
The Hebrew word for “justice” appears over 400 times in the Old Testament. And justice is just as important to God today as it was in the days of ancient Israel! In this chapter, you’ll be encouraged to share the gift of both God’s justice and mercy with a world marred by injustice.
Innocent people suffer at the hands of the wicked on a daily basis. And while we long for the day when God will conquer evil once and for all, we can take comfort in knowing that He understands our pain. In this chapter, you’ll reflect on the ultimate act of injustice: Jesus’ death on the cross.