All houses are built upon foundations that support or hold the weight of everything that is built upon them. Scripture says that righteousness and justice are the foundation of God’s throne. This is where I get my definition of biblical Justice (the equitable and impartial application of the rule of God’s moral law in society). 
 
In other words, we shouldn’t just talk about justice, we are to exercise it.
 
Righteousness is God’s standards for humanity which He has laid out in Scripture, while justice is a term used for “what is right” or “as it should be.” When you put those two together, biblical justice becomes an action of applying God’s moral standards toward each other. In other words, we shouldn’t just talk about justice, we are to exercise it. This is why Scripture clearly commands us “to do justice.”
 
So when we see situations that aren’t right, meaning they go against God’s moral standards, it is our duty as believers to take action.
 
Biblical justice is rooted in seeking the welfare of those who are unable to fend for themselves. Why? Because these are the kinds of people who frequently get abused and treated unjustly. Scripture tells us to show care and concern for the poor, widows, orphans and foreigners. It also applies to groups of people who get targeted by systematic oppression based on race. Simply put, we are to defend and seek the welfare of those who are most vulnerable to suffer from injustice. The Bible tells us to “do good to everyone,” so justice extends to anybody who is being treated unfairly. So when we see situations that aren’t right, meaning they go against God’s moral standards, it is our duty as believers to take action. We can’t just talk about justice; we must do justice. That’s why Micah 6:8 says, “Do justice.” It does not talk about how we should feel or not feel toward justice. It says we are to do it.
 
Scripture Reading:
 
Psalm 89:14
Isaiah 1:17
Galatians 6:10
Jeremiah 22:3
Micah 6:8
 
 
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.

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