God’s Heart for Justice

I have enjoyed discovering ‘justice’ throughout the Bible.  It’s interesting that when you start looking for a specific thing in the Bible you begin to see it all over the place, when before, you didn’t really notice it so much.  Here are some verses that I think reveal God’s heart for justice . . .

God loves justice.  “He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD” (Psalm 33:5).  “For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints.  They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off” (Psalm 37:28).  “The King in his might loves justice.  You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob” (Psalm 99:4).  “For I the LORD love justice; I hate robbery and wrong” (Isaiah 61:8a).

Justice is so important to God that he established his throne on it!  “But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice” (Psalm 9:7).  “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you” (Psalm 89:14).  “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne” (Psalm 97:2b).

If these verses sparked your interest in what the Bible says about justice, you could also check out my other posts about justice in the Bible.

Be encouraged by this great verse . . .

“Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.  For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him” (Isaiah 30:18).