One of the most demoralizing oppressions is when one with power and/or authority misuses it for their personal bias or gain. God knew this–his people had experienced it for generations. He was now making it clear–that behavior was, is and will always be unacceptable.
Whether a witness, an official or a judge–God’s people act truthfully and fairly. They treat the less fortunate and the foreigner with dignity, justice and kindness, after all–they were just released from such oppression.
We are called to be the same. In a world that refuses to accept that All Life and Lives matter, we are to remain above the PC idiocy–and simply treat people as if All Life and Lives do matter.
We stand up for the oppressed. We fight for justice and we treat people of every station in life with dignity, and kindness. That is not a guideline, it is a compelling command from a father that will not tolerate oppression. Join him in honoring the lives of those that others refuse to acknowledge.
God Bless You
“In a lawsuit, you must not deny justice to the poor.
“Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil. Never sentence an innocent or blameless person to death, for I never declare a guilty person to be innocent.
“Take no bribes, for a bribe makes you ignore something that you clearly see. A bribe makes even a righteous person twist the truth.
“You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.
“Plant and harvest your crops for six years,
but let the land be renewed and lie uncultivated during the seventh year. Then let the poor among you harvest whatever grows on its own. Leave the rest for wild animals to eat. The same applies to your vineyards and olive groves.