Sunday, September 13, 2020

What a JUST Society OUGHT to Be

Mark 9:36-37 
King James Version
36 And he took a child, 
and set him in the midst of them: 
and when he had taken him in his arms, 
he said unto them,
37 Whosoever shall receive 
one of such children in my name, 
receiveth me: 
and whosoever shall receive me, 
receiveth not me, 
but him that sent me.

SCRIPTURE has many guidelines on what a JUST society ought to be. 

The LORD Jesus' heart was closest to the poor, the sick, the needy, the broken-hearted, the oppressed, the children, the widows, the orphans -- the forgotten ones of society.

Find GOD's TRUTH, in Scripture.

What JESUS stood for:
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, 
Look not on his countenance, 
or on the height of his stature; 
because I have refused him: 
for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; 
for man looketh on the outward appearance, 
but the Lord looketh on the heart

Psalm 147:3 (KJV)
3 He healeth the broken in heart, 
and bindeth up their wounds.

Psalm 147:6 (KJV)
6 The Lord lifteth up the meek: 
he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Matthew 22:37 (KJV)
37 Jesus said unto him, 
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God 
with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy mind

Matthew 25:35-36 (KJV)
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: 
I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: 
I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: 
I was sick, and ye visited me: 
I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Matthew 25:40
King James Version
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 
Verily I say unto you, 
Inasmuch as ye have done it 
unto one of the least of these my brethren, 
ye have done it unto me.

Mark 12:29-30
King James Version
29 And Jesus answered him, 
The first of all the commandments is, 
Hear, O Israel; 
The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God 
with all thy heart, 
and with all thy soul, 
and with all thy mind, 
and with all thy strength: 
this is the first commandment.

Luke 6:35-36 (KJV)
35 But love ye your enemies, 
and do good, 
and lend, 
hoping for nothing again; 
and your reward shall be great, 
and ye shall be the children of the Highest: 
for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36 Be ye therefore merciful, 
as your Father also is merciful

John 13:14 (KJV)
14 If I then, 
your Lord and Master, 
have washed your feet; 
ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

John 13:34 (KJV)
34 A new commandment I give unto you, 
That ye love one another; 
as I have loved you, 
that ye also love one another.

Other SCRIPTURE verses:
Deuteronomy 15:7-8 (KJV)
7 If there be among you a poor man 
of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates 
in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, 
thou shalt not harden thine heart, 
nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, 
and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, 
in that which he wanteth.

Deuteronomy 15:11 (KJV)
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: 
therefore I command thee, 
Thou shalt open thine hand wide 
unto thy brother, 
to thy poor, 
and to thy needy, 
in thy land.

Psalm 82:3 (KJV)
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: 
do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Psalm 82:4 (KJV)
4 Deliver the poor and needy: 
rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

Proverbs 29:7 (KJV)
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor
but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Proverbs 31:9 (KJV)
9 Open thy mouth, 
judge righteously, 
and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Isaiah 1:17 (KJV)
17 Learn to do well; 
seek judgment, 
relieve the oppressed, 
judge the fatherless, 
plead for the widow.

Isaiah 58:6
King James Version
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? 
to loose the bands of wickedness, 
to undo the heavy burdens, 
and to let the oppressed go free, 
and that ye break every yoke?

Micah 6:8 (KJV)
8 He hath shewed thee, 
O man, 
what is good; 
and what doth the Lord require of thee, 
but to do justly, 
and to love mercy, 
and to walk humbly with thy God?

Zechariah 7:9 (KJV)
9 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, 
Execute true judgment, 
and shew mercy and compassions 
every man to his brother:

Zechariah 7:10 (KJV)
10 And oppress not the widow, 
nor the fatherless, 
the stranger, 
nor the poor; 
and let none of you imagine evil 
against his brother in your heart.

From John the Baptist:
Luke 3:10-11 (KJV)
10 And the people asked him, 
What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, 
He that hath two coats, 
let him impart to him that hath none; 
and he that hath meat, 
let him do likewise.

Luke 3:12-13 (KJV)
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, 
and said unto him, 
what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, 
Exact no more 
than that which is appointed you.

Luke 3:14 (KJV)
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, 
And what shall we do? 
And he said unto them, 
Do violence to no man, 
neither accuse any falsely; 
and be content with your wages.

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Updated 23 January 2022