There’s a list of laws in the Old Testament regulating matters of justice and mercy that are sadly necessary wherever humans live together.
The very existence of such laws tells us something important about humanity.
When you consider what I am suggesting, ask what it says about us that such laws are necessary.
I realize that the laws listed below were given to guide a particular group of God’s people and (as with the rest of Old Testament law) should not be applied as binding upon all people at all times.
Yet reasonable people will agree that the concerns addressed in the laws are necessary for protecting civil community for all people.
My interest here is why humans need to be told not to do these things. Are we that bad or potentially bad to need such laws?
Laws regulating justice and mercy
- “Do not spread false reports. Do not help…
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