Do Justice


  • Micah 6:8

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"When Jesus returns there will be ultimate justice, but until then it’s just us." - Dr. Efrem Smith 


He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8


God’s will for our life is CLEARwe tend COMPLICATE it so we don’t have to OBEY it.




Two Major Problems in the Evangelical Church: 


View #1: Justice is not my CALLING.


View: #2: SECULAR Justice is my CALLING.


See Tim Keller’s Article:  A Biblical Critique Secular Justice & Critical Theory




Mishpat [Justice] – Carries the sense of true religion; it is the proper personal response to God that manifest itself in social concern, equity and the well-being of all God’s creation especially the poor, the powerless & the voiceless. 


Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice.  Defend the oppressed.  Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:16-17


Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:26-27


The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

Proverbs 29:7 


The righteous (saddiq) are willing to disadvantage themselves to advantage the community; the wicked are willing to disadvantage the community to advantage themselves.

  • Bruce Waltki, Old Testament Scholar












  • Resist a QUICK-FIX Mindset. Jeremiah 6:13-15



  • Respond first with CONFESSION. Matthew 7:1-5



  • Take a step this week to DO JUSTICE. Matthew 25:31-46