Friday, March 17, 2006


The Bossman has been doing a teaching with the izzy group on Saturday nights. We're studying the prophet Micah. More specifically, his mandate noted in Micah 6:8 (love justice, love mercy, walk humbly).

I've always looked at the word "justice" as sort of a "make right out of wrong". Sort of an eye for an eye type of thing. At least, that's what justice means in the world and out on the street. If you were wronged, somehow, the one who wronged must get what's coming too.

Three better and more accurate definitions for justice were brought up in the study. This one was my favorite:

the prescribed way

So...the question is, how does one bring justice into the social injustice realm?

1 comment:

miller said...

i love what Isaiah has to say...

"Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow."

justice, in this case has more to do with taking care of people than punishing people... although taking care of the oppressed, fatherless, and widows may include punishment... God certainly punished Irael for ignoring the needs of the needy.