Death Without Justice?

Today In Prophecy “Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later” (1 Timothy 5:24 NKJV). On August 30, Robert Mugabe, former president of Zimbabwe, died a free and rich man at the age of 95 in a luxury hospital in Singapore. Justice suggested that he should have died in prison, serving a lengthy sentence for horrendous crimes against humanity. When dictatorships spread throughout much of the developing world after World War II, Robert []

The Instruction of Judgment

Perceive the Words “To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity” (Proverbs 1:2-3). by Timothy Malinowski A 2018 study from Cornell University estimates that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Each decision, of course, carries certain consequences with it that are either good or bad. Likewise, with every decision we make, we may use either good or bad judgment. The mental faculty of []

Justice (Tzedek) — A Tri-Literal Root

Doing what is Right “To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity” (Proverbs 1:3). by Jonathan Gray The three Hebrew words Tze-dek, Tzedak-ah, and Tzad-dik, are the words for Justice, Charity, and a Righteous One. The root of these Hebrew words yields many branches of words with specific meaning; all of these words are related and interconnected. In other translations of our banner scripture, a variety of English words are used for “justice.” The NIV uses “right,” and the []

Equity: Perfect Justice

Equity Over Equality “Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path” (Proverbs 2:9). by Benjamin and Gabriella Stein Equity is a one-word summary of many lessons in the Book of Proverbs. It conveys the thought of perfect justice — unattainable to mankind, yet natural for God. Equity implies equal opportunity. It differs from equality in that equity considers our unique strengths and capacities rather than simply treating all of us exactly the same. Wisdom by itself is []

Solomon: A Case Study

Wise Counsel from an Imperfect Man “Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off forever” (1 Chronicles 28:9). by James Mistarz Solomon lived in a world of nearly infinite possibilities, endless growth, and continual []