Thoughts to Encourage (mercy that is twisted)
"Mercy that is twisted and idolatrous usurps God's authority. When you seek to rescue those who are in distress and being disciplined by God for their wrong choices, you're failing to operate in His justice."
(Justice heb: a verdict [favorable or unfavorable] pronounced judicially. Especially a sentenance or formal decree humanly or particularily divine law including the act, the place, the suit, the crime and the pentality. Dictionary:The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse. )
Pro 21:3 "To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice (the victim or the act)."
Job 34:17 "Shall one who hates justice rule? And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,"
Job 35:2 "Do you think this is according to justice? Do you say, 'My righteousness is more than God's'"?
Psa 25:9 "He leads the humble in justice, And He teaches the humble His way."
Isa 5:20 " Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!"
Amo 5:15 "Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate!"
Mal 2:17 "You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, 'How have we wearied Him?' In that you say, 'Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them,' or, 'Where is the God of justice?'"
Pro 21:15 "The exercise of justice is joy for the righteous, But is terror to the workers of iniquity."
Pro 28:5 "Evil men do not understand justice, But those who seek the LORD understand all things."
Isa 1:17 "Learn to do good; Seek justice, Reprove the ruthless, Defend the orphan, Plead for the widow."
Deu 16:19 "You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous."
Deu16:20 "Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess the land which the LORD your God is giving you."
Job 8:3 "Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?
Job 34:12 "Surely, God will not act wickedly, And the Almighty will not pervert justice."
Psa 37:30 "The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice. "
Psa 89:14 "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You."
Pro 2:8 "Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones."
Pro 8:20 "I walk in the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice."
Pro 17:23 "A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom To pervert the ways of justice."
Pro 19:28 "A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity."
Pro 21:7 " The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they refuse to act with justice."
"For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil."
"How blessed are those who keep justice, Who practice righteousness at all times."
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