SUMMARY: Associate professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary W. David O. Taylor says all that we need to do to learn about justice and the Bible is to open the book of Psalms. In the book we can learn what Biblical justice is, who should pursue justice and what justice looks like.
We particularly like Taylor’s suggestion of reading Psalm 113, Isaiah 61 and Luke 4 one after the other for a week to see how you might prayerfully pursue justice.
KEY QUOTE: “Terrible injustices occur each day, in each community, far removed from the headlines. For the psalmists, such a world is all too familiar, and they pray repeatedly for justice because they understand that a world full of broken humans and dark forces generates injustice everywhere and always. They also pray repeatedly for a just Judge to make things right.”
BONUS: Print this Google document with Psalm 113, Isaiah 61 and Luke 4.
DID YOU KNOW? We have distilled the media we have curated into four guided learning paths to help you learn about justice in your preferred learning style.
More curated articles on justice:
From feeding people in their local communities to walking with protestors to listening and learning from members of the community here are what five pastors are doing in their neighborhoods to address racial injustice. All of these examples can be done in your local community – but first slow down and pray.Read more
Justice seems to be a universal term. A term that everyone knows and that is generally agreed upon. But, since most Christians have not been discipled in Biblical justice we bring in non-Biblical definitions and assumptions when discussing justice. To learn about Biblical justice pastor Thabiti Anyabwile suggests that we must first have a heart check. This is part of a superb eight-part series.Read more
A comprehensive history of the terms justice, social justice and biblical justice. On the technical side, but if you just want the facts then this is an excellent starting point. If you would like a different writing style, but similar content try Tim Keller’s “What is Biblical Justice?”Read more