There has been a lot of talk about justice and social justice in the midst of racial protests that have swept our country. I think the one thing we can all agree on is that we don’t agree on the meaning of justice. For some, justice is simply equal treatment under the law. Each person receives the same sentence for the same crime. For others, justice is about equality of outcomes. But what does the Bible have to say about justice?
Well, it turns out, quite a lot. God’s concept of justice is rooted in the powerful idea that every person is made in the image of God. From there the Bible builds its concepts of righteousness and justice, which culminates in Jesus’ teaching to love your neighbor as yourself.
This video from the Bible Project does a beautiful job of explaining Biblical Justice.
Take the time to watch this six-minute video: https://youtu.be/A14THPoc4-4
How does this video confirm and challenge your views of justice?
How does this Biblical justice apply to issues such as racism and poverty in our time?
Post your responses and let’s start a conversation.