“Justice is the discernment of what belongs to whom, and returning it to them … Old debts must be settled … ‘He shall restore it in full, and shall add a fifth to it.'” – Walter Bruegemann

“If he has sinned and has realized his guilt and will restore what he took by robbery or what he got by oppression or the deposit that was committed to him or the lost thing that he found or anything about which he has sworn falsely, he shall restore it in full and shall add a FIFTH to it, and give it to him to whom it belongs on the day he realizes his guilt.”
Leviticus 6:4‭-‬5 ESV

2 thoughts on “DIVINE JUSTICE

  1. Divine Justice is what is needed in order to restore the balance of nature in the world. Justice and injustice are out of balance with injustice far outweighing justice. The entire eco-system is being harmed by the forces of injustice.

    The balance these of opposing forces, before the military industrial age, was more inline with the natural order.

    However, the history of military conquest, in the Roman era, began to tip the scale and ultimately the fall of Rome.

    In the age of enlightenment, brought about by the occupation of the Moores in the Iberian peninsula, Europe began to move from the Dark Ages with the desire to seek the riches of Sub-Saharian Africa and the Far East. This desire became the interest of the Ruling Monarchies and the developing Merchant and Aristocratic Class.

    It is a result of this driving interest that a lust for wealth through conquest emerged; thus throwing the world on a course of injustice.

    This course has lead to the Blood Thirsty Conquest and genocide by Conquistadors throughout the Caribbean, South and Central America; coupled with the British occupation of the land and genocide of the Native People of North America.

    All of this was followed by the inhuman trafficking and enslavement of African people to produce wealth for the solidified Aristocratic classes of Europe.

    This was followed by the subsequent Wars between European Nations to control the wealth amassing from lust. This lead to the Scramble for Africa and Berlin Conference to settle the matter without War.

    The goal of this Conference broke down and lead too, two so-called World Wars, which were primarily wars between European Nation for control of the wealth/riches of the world contained in the natural tesources.

    All of this foregoing brings us to the brink of a breakdown in the natural order of the World Eco-System and the balance of world natural order of Divine Justice.


    1. I like your take. Very intriguing. You use the word Divine Justice, which, in scripture, refers to restoration more than retribution or revenge. I pray that we will see justice in no other way but this way. Then we won’t have to add the defining “Divine.”


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