Category Archives: justice

God’s fairness

20221127 God’s fairness Ezekiel 33:17-20 (JDV) Ezekiel 33:17 ” ‘But your people say, “Yahveh’s way isn’t fair,” even though it is their own way that isn’t fair.Ezekiel 33:18 When a righteous person turns from his righteousness and commits injustice, he … Continue reading

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random acts of unfairness

20220913 random acts of unfairness Ezekiel 18:25-29 (JDV) Ezekiel 18:25 “But you say, ‘Yahveh’s way isn’t fair.’ Now listen, house of Israel: Is it my way that is unfair? Instead, isn’t it your ways that are unfair?Ezekiel 18:26 When a … Continue reading

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just and merciful to all

20220831 just and merciful to all Ezekiel 16:53-58 (JDV) Ezekiel 16:53 ” ‘I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters and those of Samaria and her daughters. I will also restore your fortunes among them,Ezekiel 16:54 … Continue reading

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your conscience may save your life

20220726 your conscience may save your life Ezekiel 9:3-8 (JDV) Ezekiel 9:3 Then the impressive appearance of the God of Israel rose from above the cherub where it had been, to the threshold of the house. He called to the … Continue reading

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to be feared

to be feared Psalm 76:7-12 (JDV) Psalm 76:7 And you – you are to be feared. When you are angry, who could stand before you? Psalm 76:8 From the sky you pronounced judgment. The land feared and grew quiet Psalm … Continue reading

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protest song

protest song Psalm 74:1-11 (JDV) Psalm 74:1 Why have you rejected us perpetually, God? Why does your anger burn against the sheep of your pasture? Psalm 74:2 Remember your congregation, which you purchased long ago and redeemed as the tribe … Continue reading

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where the hurt should go

where the hurt should go Lamentations 3:64-66 (JDV) Lamentations 3:64 You will pay them back what they deserve, Yahveh, according to the work of their hands. Lamentations 3:65 You will give them a heart filled with anguish. May your curse … Continue reading

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appealing for justice

appealing for justice Joshua 21:1-3 (JDV) Joshua 21:1 The Levite family heads approached the priest Eleazar, Joshua son of Nun, and the family heads of the Israelite tribes. Joshua 21:2 At Shiloh, in the land of Canaan, they told them, … Continue reading

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until he is tried

until he is tried Joshua 20:7-9 (JDV) Joshua 20:7 So they designated Kedesh in the hill country of Naphtali in Galilee, Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim, and Kiriath-arba (in other words, Hebron) in the hill country of Judah. … Continue reading

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rescue, rule, retribution

rescue, rule, retribution Psalm 66:5-7 (JDV) Psalm 66:5 Come and see the wonders of God; his achievements for humanity are awe-inspiring. Psalm 66:6 He turned the sea into dry land, and they crossed the river on foot. There we celebrated … Continue reading

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