Justice is foundational to God’s character and His kingdom.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 NIV
23 This is what the Lord says:“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, 24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,”declares the Lord.
misphat – justice
tsedaqah – righteousness
Jeremiah 9:24 NIV
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:that they have the understanding to know me,that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,justice and righteousness on earth,for in these I delight,”declares the Lord.
hesed – merciful love
Exodus 3:7-8 NIV
7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
God’s justice is both corrective and restorative.
Romans 3:21-24 NIV
21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.