Sermons on Equity and Justice

Sermons on Equity and Justice

Deuteronomy 24:6-25:4

In Deuteronomy 24:6-25:4 Moses addresses how we are to treat one another in every area of life.  Fair treatment especially requires taking care of the weak and powerless.  Ultimately, the major ideas of the world today fall short of the requirements of Scripture.  It is Christians, in obedience to Christ, empowered by the Spirit, who are able truly to love others.

Deuteronomy 19:1-21; 21:1-9

In Deuteronomy 19:1-21 and 21:1-9 Moses deals with how Israel is apply the sixth commandment prohibiting murder in public life.  Moses commanded the Israelites to set aside cities of refuge so that people who unintentionally kill another may flee there and be saved.  In these passages Moses emphasizes the importance of intention for guilt in murder, the establishment of the truth with multiple witnesses, the importance of the death penalty, and the imperfection of justice in this life (which leads…

Deuteronomy 16:18-17:13

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. …

Matthew 5:38-42

Today there is much discussion about rights and fairness.  More and more Christians are facing hostile treatment.  How should a Christian respond?  Though Christians should not give up their rights, especially the right to worship, there is wisdom needed to know when to insist on our rights and when to turn the other cheek.  Christ addresses this in Matthew 5:38-42.  Though Christians may think it is fair to retaliate in light of what was done to them or to cling…