What does it mean to ‘do justice’?

We understand a lot about what it means to be good. We know the Lord requires us “to love kindness and walk humbly with our God.” We have heard countless sermons and engaged in almost as many small-group discussions about that.

But Micah 6:8 also tells us we are required to “to do justice,” and I don’t recall any sermons or Sunday school lessons on that subject. The verse shaped my thinking about Christian faith when I was a teenager and young adult, but I’m not sure I even heard it discussed much until very recently.

I’m delighted we have a new generation concerned enough about justice issues to be tagged the “justice generation,” but I hear many different ideas about exactly what it means.

What does the passage mean when it talks about doing justice? What does it mean in your daily life for you to do justice?

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About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
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