This is the 5th in a 9-part series on Christian Ethics.
The Bible has a great deal to say about the issue of corruption, specifically when it discusses the idea of Justice.Throughout both the Old and New Testaments the Bible condemns all forms of bribery and requires that those who would call themselves Christian must be people who are free of corruption—we must be a justpeople.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionarydefines justice as “the practice of what is right and just” in both law and relationships. God’s justice is defined as his “fair and impartial treatment of all people.” Therefore, Justice,in the biblical sense is that quality of relationship whereby we deal equitably and morally with all people in all circumstances without showing partiality or favoritism.
Justice requires that evil be punished and good be rewarded. Yet we often find that we are capable of both evil and good at the same time. Therefore, how are our lives to be rightly judged? Because no person is fully good, God would be just to condemn every person. Yet he has instead chosen to give some a salvation of eternal life.
In this study we will look at God’s character of justice, and learn how we can become more like our Just Savior, Jesus Christ.