Biblical Justice

“And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night?”
Luke 18:7
God’s desire for justice is on display throughout the Scriptures, and He charges His people with its administration in Isaiah 1:17 - “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”

Jesus firmly aligned Himself with the work of justice and reconciliation, not only spiritually with the news of the Gospel but also by calling out the injustices He saw. He calls us as His representatives to do the same.


Going Deeper

Further Reading on the Practice
Let Justice Roll Down
by John Perkins and Shane Claiborne

This story is a portrayal of what happens when faith thrusts a person into the midst of a struggle against racism, oppression, and injustice. It is about the cost of discipleship and the transforming work of faith, compassion, vision, and hope.

Listen in

The Trellis Audiobook
The Trellis is available in audiobook format online for those that want to listen on-the-go.

The text of the Bible is filled with numerous references to justice and doing good. Here we discuss the importance of Biblical justice and ways to practice it.