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Justice is very important to God. By being just in our own dealings, we show that we respect and love the LORD.

BibleGateway: Exodus 23:1-16

ESV Text: Exodus 23:1-16

KJV Text:

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     1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. 4 If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

     10 And six years thou shalt sow thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beasts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. 14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 27:
Oh Bless The Lord, My Soul

— Organ Audio

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1. Oh, bless the Lord, my soul! 
Let all within me join 
And aid my tongue to bless His name 
Whose favors are divine. 

2. Oh, bless the Lord, my soul, 
Nor let His mercies lie 
Forgotten in unthankfulness 
And without praises die! 

3. ‘Tis He forgives thy sins; 
‘Tis He relieves thy pain; 
‘Tis He that heals thy sicknesses 
And makes thee young again. 

4. He crowns thy life with love 
When ransomed from the grave; 
He that redeemed my soul from hell 
Hath sovereign power to save. 

5. He fills the poor with good; 
He gives the sufferers rest: 
The Lord hath judgments for the proud 
And justice for th’ opprest. 

6. His wondrous works and ways 
He made by Moses known, 
But sent the world His truth and grace 
By His beloved Son.