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What is justice
And what it isn’t
“Here is My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved, in whom I take great delight. I will put My Spirit on Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” Matthew 12:18 (Isaiah 42:1-2)
According to Dictionary.com:
Justice: the quality of being just
Just: guided by truth, reason and impartiality
Justice has nothing to do with punishment. It has nothing to do with anger or revenge.
Oh – to the world it means punishment. To the world it means anger and revenge. But aren’t we supposed to be different than the world? In it, but not of it?
So what does that mean, and what did Jesus say about justice?
Woe to you, experts in the law and you Pharisees, hypocrites! You give a tenth of mint, dill, and cumin, yet you neglect the more important aspects of the…
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