(Proverbs 24:23 KJV) These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
I have recently had several conversations in which the subject of justice came up. I am afraid that our pagan overlords in education and the media have penetrated the minds of many in the church and substituted their meanings for what God means. They have done the same thing for “love” so that when Christians talk love they no longer mean agape. Usually they mean eros or philios. The world is comfortable with those but rejects the key word from the New Testament.
We most often see the perversion of God’s concept of justice being expressed as “social justice”. Although it sounds very noble it is very far from the Bible standard. Social justice is identity politics all tied up in a pretty bow. Keep in mind that you can label bleu cheese as mild cheddar all you want but when you take of the wrapper it still stinks. The same is true of “social justice”. Social justice takes a chosen group and put a value on them based on their group identity not on their behavior. What Solomon is saying here is that such tactics are evil and of the devil. The KJV uses “respect of persons”. It means that you don’t let someone off from a crime because the person is a relative or a member of your lodge. It means that you judge them based on what they have done, not their connections.
So? Don’t be partial. A big part of that is being alert so that your vocabulary and choices are not dictated by the current social trends but by eternal truth.
Monday, September 24, 2018
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