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God created the world in justice, and expects that his creatures will deal fairly and justly with one another as a result. Sin brings injustice into the world, by disrupting the justice established by God at creation. As a result, human justice often falls short of God’s standards.

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God shows his concern for human justice

By commanding it

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By commending its maintenance

Psalm 106:3 NKJV
Blessed are those who keep justice, And he who does righteousness at all times!
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By condemning its neglect

Malachi 3:5 NKJV
And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.
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Justice in relationships within the family

Parents and children

Exodus 20:12 NKJV
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
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Brothers and sisters

Genesis 4:9–10 NKJV
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.

Husband and wife

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Justice in the community

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Justice in the business world

Colossians 4:1 NKJV
Masters, give your bondservants what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.
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Justice in courts of law

Exodus 23:6–8 NKJV
“You shall not pervert the judgment of your poor in his dispute. Keep yourself far from a false matter; do not kill the innocent and righteous. For I will not justify the wicked. And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the discerning and perverts the words of the righteous.
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Partiality condemned:

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Justice in rulers and governments

Proverbs 8:15 NKJV
By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
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Justice in the community of faith

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Justice in a believer’s life

Micah 6:8 NKJV
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
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