We are nearing the end of the second month in our four month biblical justice series, and as I look forward to this weekend’s Justice Conference, I feel it’s important to remind ourselves what we are talking about when we say, “Biblical justice.”
Paul Louis Metzger was one of the first guest writers for the series, and he answered the question, “What’s the big deal about justice?” I think many would ask that question when considering the Justice Conference, so today, let’s answer the basic question, “What is biblical justice?”
Fortunately, Paul Louis Metzger has also answered that question for us in an article written for the Leadership Journal:
Biblical justice involves making individuals, communities, and the cosmos whole, by upholding both goodness and impartiality… Justice flows from God’s heart and character. As true and good, God seeks to make the object of his holy love whole. This is what motivates God throughout the Old and New Testaments in his judgments on sin and injustice. These judgments are both individual and corporate in scope.