In the book of Zechariah, God explained why the Babylonian captivity occured. The problem was injustice. These chapters contrast injustice with what God’s justice, “real justice” (Zech. 7:9) looks like in the world. This is one of the most importance passages in scripture to understand the subject of God’s justice. Perhaps to our surprise, God’s justice does not have to do with retributive punishment but rather with making peace, protecting the abused, and showing kindness to others.
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