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7 Biblical Justice Principles for Everyday Life

If you believe in , you might find that it can be used in every day life as well. This enables us to become a better person and a just society. Read on to know some biblical justice principles that can be applied to our current system.
Charges and convictions require solid evidence.
To charge and convict a criminal, solid evidence must prove their guilt. Yahweh required two eyewitnesses under the Mosaic covenant (Deuteronomy 19:15). This means a single witness' testimony wouldn't be enough to charge a killer. This law prevented an innocent person's conviction.
With today's technology, eyewitnesses aren't always needed to prove a crime. Video cameras can film a murder in progress, and fingerprints and DNA can identify the killer.
How can we use God's concept when evidence is needed to charge and convict someone? Most of us won't be in court, but this principle applies to everyday life. This principle can be applied by:
Confirm information before believing or sharing it. If we propagate rumours without verifying the facts using credible sources, we're gossips.
Trust others. If a friend is accused of misconduct, ask them about it before getting furious. Investigate the situation before forming a decision.
Be honest
God is truthful and wants us to be trustworthy. In court, we must tell the truth. Yahweh doesn't forgive liars.
False witnesses were severely punished under the Mosaic covenant to deter perjury. False witnesses would receive the punishment they meant for the accused (Deuteronomy 19:16-19).
If we're Yahweh's children, we must be honest and communicate what we mean. If we're ever summoned to testify, we must tell the truth. We shouldn't assert something is true if we're doubtful.
Choose the truth even if it goes against the majority
God's Word says, "Do not follow a mob to do evil, nor testify in court to corrupt justice." EXODUS 23:2 This ordinance indicates we shouldn't follow the majority when they're wrong. If we stand with the throng only to be counted among the majority, we corrupt justice.
Always side with truth, even if we're the only ones. We must stand for the truth even when others try to sway us. This requires courage. Doesn't the truth matter?
Give everyone justice, regardless of social status, ethnicity, or gender
Yahweh's throne rests on righteousness and justice (Psalm 33:5, 89:14). Justice is fairness and the true administration of what each individual deserves, whether at home, work, or in court.
All parties in a criminal case must receive justice. The prosecution must identify the correct suspect and present enough evidence to charge him. They shouldn't target suspects by colour, age, or social standing.
If a white man and a black man die tragically, we shouldn't infer a crime was committed. If a crime was committed, we shouldn't presume race was a factor or the only factor.
We should treat everyone equally outside of court. No race, gender, or age stereotypes! If there's conflict at work, we shouldn't assume "that black guy did it" or "a woman couldn't have done it." Any ethnicity, gender, or background can commit a crime.
Don't convict innocents
Yahweh says, "Avoid false accusations and don't kill the innocent and virtuous; I won't defend the wicked." 7. If we call God our Father, we shouldn't convict the innocent or acquit the guilty.
The fact that Yahweh wanted His people to have two witnesses shows that condemning an innocent person is worse than acquitting the guilty. If we lack evidence, it's preferable to acquit the guilty than convict the innocent.
We need evidence beyond a reasonable doubt to convict the proper individual. We shouldn't convict a guilty person if we don't have adequate proof.
We should avoid "convicting" the wrong individual outside the courts, too. We must acquire all the facts before jumping to judgments. Don't convict a friend who's accused of backbiting you.
First, inquire. Don't convict someone you don't want to confront. Don't accuse somebody of taking something from your home. Maybe you lost it. If stolen, investigate before confronting or convicting without evidence. Evidence matters.
You'll judge yourself
Would you still hastily condemn people if you knew you'd be condemned the same way? Would you still speak rashly if you were judged? We'll be held accountable for any impulsive judgments or statements we utter. Jesus declared:
"Judge not to avoid being judged. As you judge, you will be judged, and as you measure, you will be measured." 7:1-2
"Every idle word men speak will be accounted for at judgement. Your words will justify or condemn you." (12:36-37)
Yahweh holds ultimate justice
If you feel our justice system is a failure because not all victims have received justice, here's good news: Yahweh will bring to light every deed of humanity, good or terrible, done openly or in secret, and will deliver the perfect judgement for all situations.
God will judge everyone. If someone trespasses against a human and isn't punished in this life, Yahweh will give justice for all victims. God is always just. God will judge. All justice-seekers must hold onto this dream.
Since final judgement is in the hands of our almighty Creator, we should not feel defeated when harmed or denied justice.
As we wait for God's justice, we must adapt to it as best we can in the courts, at home, at work, and with our friends at play. We must be just to everyone, speak the truth, and not jump to conclusions without evidence lest we convict an innocent person.

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