Friday, October 3, 2008

A Righteous Revolution

sedeq is the Hebrew noun for Righteousness, usually rendered "righteousness, justice, righteous." Mounce explains that 'God wants his people to pattern their life after him. Therefore, he wants them to live righteous lives, both religiously and morally (Ps. 4:5; 15:2). This applies to the king, whose job it is to promote the righteous laws of God (Ps. 72:1-2; Prov. 25:5).
Mounce goes on to say that 'sedeq especially refers to a need for social justice to be done to the poor, the needy, and the oppressed (Job 29:14; Isa. 1:21). Unfortunately, Israel's leaders often failed in this regard.' (p593:2006)
May the Church not continue to do the same.
Be a Righteous Revolution.

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