The book of Zechariah contains one of the most beautiful verses on the subject of God’s justice: “Administer real justice, be compassionate and kind to each other.” (Zechariah 7:9). Our contemporary understanding of justice, by contrast, is primarily described in legal terms and with an appropriate punishment that fits the crime. When we hear George Bush say, “We will bring the terrorists to justice”, his meaning is clear to everyone – that they will be punished appropriately. But, is our current understanding of justice, which we derive primarily from our legal system, the same as God’s justice – as described in the Bible?
Video recorded at the Good News Tour 2008 – Chattanooga, TN (March 28-29)