Thursday, November 5, 2009

God's Social Justice

A verse that challenges the current perspective of social justice:

"Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly." Leviticus 19:15

Obviously there are a lot of verses that show God's desire to care for the poor. However, how do you think understanding this verse would impact the social justice movement?

2 comments:

  1. I think one could reconcile God's view of sin with God's view of justice this passage in Leviticus. What I mean is that God's view of sin is that there is no sin greater than the other, it's all sin to Him. So from that one could gather that God's view on justice is that there is nothing that warrants justice more than anything else. We are not judged by God on what we have, He blesses us all the same. I think that this passage is calling us to do the same. More times than not we are influenced by outside sources such as the media as to what warrants our time and money, or whatever else we can give. We must remember to give where we feel called by God, not where we are told by this world.

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  2. First, it's important to note that the Levitical law is the Israelite's law. Not ours. Second, social justice is a very different thing from legal justice. That's all!

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What do you think?