With our current political enviroment, you may be searching for some guidance on what God says about social justice. I was. I am in no way an expert but I did find these Bible verses on social justice for you to research.
Bible Verses on Social Justice
Proverbs 6:16-19 – There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
James 1:27 – Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Matthew 7:12 – Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Micah 6:8 – He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Romans 12:15-18 – Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Psalms 82:3 – Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Isaiah 1:17 – Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Proverbs 31:9 – Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Books About Social Justice
God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It
by Jim Wallis
God’s Politics offers a vision for how to convert spiritual values into real social change and has started a grassroots movement to hold our political leaders accountable by incorporating our deepest convictions about war, poverty, racism, abortion, capital punishment, and other moral issues into our nation’s public life. Who can change the political wind? Only we can.
Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture
by Wayne Grudem
A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense.
Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World
Accounts of injustice from our own communities and from around the world often leave us feeling outraged and helpless. We wonder what we can possibly do in response. And we wonder where is the God of justice?
The good news about injustice is that God is against it. God is in the business of using the unlikely to perform the holy, Haugen contends. And in this book he not only offers stories of courageous witnesses past and present, he also calls the body of Christ to action.
Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
by Randy Alcorn
As politicians, citizens, and families continue the raging national debate on whether it’s proper to end human life in the womb, resources like Randy Alcorn’s Prolife Answers to Prochoice Arguments have proven invaluable. With over 75,000 copies in print, this revised and updated guide offers timely information and inspiration from a “sanctity of life” perspective. Real answers to real questions about abortion appear in logical and concise form. The final chapter — “Fifty Ways to Help Unborn Babies and Their Mothers”– is worth the price of this book alone!
Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?
by Eugene Cho
“A gutsy and gritty exposé on the motives of a generation in love with the idea of saving the world, Overrated by Eugene Cho is a necessary exercise for all who desire to truly be a part of the change God wants to bring to humanity. This book is real, personal, necessary, and a must-read, so we can all continue on the path toward justice for all.”-Louie Giglio, Passion City Church/Passion Conferences
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