So I'm reading through Deuteronomy and today it is talking a lot about how God views justice. I found myself comparing it to our society today...very different:
1. Chapter 19 mentions a witness giving falls testimony in court. Deuteronomy says; "and if the witness proves to be a liar, giving false testimony against a fellow Israelite, 19 then do to the false witness as that witness intended to do to the other party." Could you imagine how fewer perjuries of court we would see if this was their punishment?
2. Chapter 22:
1 If you see your fellow Israelite’s ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner. 2 If they do not live near you or if you do not know who owns it, take it home with you and keep it until they come looking for it. Then give it back. 3 Do the same if you find their donkey or cloak or anything else they have lost. Do not ignore it.
4 If you see your fellow Israelite’s donkey or ox fallen on the road, do not ignore it. Help the owner get it to its feet.
So often we take the easy way out and look the other way when someone is broken down on the side of the road, or going through a difficult time, rather than stopping what we're doing and helping them solve the problem.