Sermons on Civil Government
In Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Moses details the laws for the king. In contrast to the nations around Israel, these laws severely limit the power of the king because the king himself must recognize God’s superior power, that is, the king himself is under the law of God. This has implications for government today. As Samuel Rutherford argued “The Law is King”. The biblical form of government is limited.
Justice is something easily misunderstood. All seek to do what is right and just, but what does the Bible say about justice? In Deuteronomy 16:18-17:13 Moses addresses this issue as he begins to expound the 5th commandment. Justice is ultimately found in the just judge of all the Earth, God Himself, who will judge the world in righteousness. Biblical justice is a reflection of Him. In describing this justice, Moses points to it being free from bribery or partiality. …