Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 91


Our God of Justice

Sing to God! Sing praises to His name.
Exalt Him who rides on the clouds—
His name is Yahweh — and rejoice before Him.

5 A father of the fatherless
and a champion of widows
is God in His holy dwelling.

6 God provides homes for those who are deserted.
He leads out the prisoners to prosperity...

Psalm 68:4-6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Yahweh's retribution against sin is the usual understanding of the function of God's Justice... however... if we are to be scriptural... we must see that in the Old Testament God's movement of His Justice was more often in His response to the afflicted, downtrodden, abandoned... the weaker party was and is always His concern.

If we do not recognize this characteristic of God moving in Justice... and His demand that we do the same... we will maintain a very distorted image of our Yahweh... to our discredit... and Yahweh's great displeasure.

God's 'judgments' against Israel were far more in regard to Israel 'perverting' justice toward the weaker, wounded party... than any other overt sin.

"You wicked people! You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the poor and oppressed. Righteousness and fair play are meaningless fictions to you."
Amos 5:7 (New Living Translation)
It is in The Name.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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