The men selected by Moses were set over the people in the desert and told to judge impartially. What does that mean?
Deuteronomy 2:1 - 25
NKJV - 1 Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness of the Way of the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and we skirted Mount Seir for many days. 2 And the LORD spoke to me, saying:
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I would say that, as Moses indicated in Deuteronomy 1:16-17, judging impartially would have meant making a ruling in any particular case based only on the facts involved, in comparison to whatever the applicable portion of the Law might be, and not allowing the decision to be influenced by the relative economic standing or degree of social influence or importance of the parties involved, or by any other factor unrelated to the Law. If the portion of the Law (which, as Moses noted, had been given by God Himself) that was applicable to the facts of the case favored a poor person, or a non-Israelite, the poor person and the alien were not to be discriminated or ruled against based solely on their lack of wealth, or on not being a member of one of the twelve tribes. Everyone was to receive equal consideration based solely on the facts in light of the Law.
I humbly submit for your consideration that this simple concept and command is the foundation upon which rests the whole of Western jurisprudence a branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do. Including our own founding principle of "Equal Under The Law" meaning regardless of our station in society we are equal when viewed by the legal statutes of our land. (Proverbs 18:5) It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice. (1 Kings 3:28) And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice. (2 Chronicles 19:6) and said to the judges, "Consider what you do, for you judge not for man but for the Lord. He is with you in giving judgment. (Zechariah 7:9) "Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, (Zechariah 7:10) do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart." Bottom Line: In our current age the wheels of justice seem to grind very quickly for the powerless who face weaponized prosecutorial litigation while all too slowly for those hoity-toity who have the funds and correct connections to mount a proper theatrical legal defence. Rest assured all is seen and noted by the Great Judge whose statutes are being transgressed and they will not escape untouched for their willful transgressions. (Exodus 23:8) And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right. (Proverbs 17:23) The wicked accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the ways of justice. (Proverbs 28:5) Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. (Psalms 94:20) Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute? (Psalms 141:6) When their judges are thrown over the cliff, then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. (Isaiah 10:1) Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,and the writers who keep writing oppression, (Ezekiel 18:26) When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. In The Lord's Freedom and Justice........warrior on
Matthew 7:1-6 says a lot. Romans 14. and Colossians 2:20-23 We are all sinners to a degree, because no one is righteous in the flesh. Only in the Spirit. So when we judge others by our own standard, then God will hold us to the same standard that we judge others. We should ask our selves, have we ever done what they are doing? The answer is probably more times than we care to admit. If we love others as we love ourselves, we probably will not judge them for every little thing we can pick at. We all fall short of the glory of God. Do unto others as you would have them to unto you. Therein is the law and the prophets.
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