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The Lord looks for fairness and justice in people. This is a fruit of faith, faith in the One who submitted to God’s just judgment for our sake.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 29:4-14

ESV Text: Proverbs 29:4-14

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:18 and ends at about 1:33

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     4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

     5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

     6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

     7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

     8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

     9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

     10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

     11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

     12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

     13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

     14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 106 (LSB 412):
The People That in Darkness Sat — Organ Audio

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1. The people that in darkness sat 
A glorious light have seen; 
The light has shined on them who long 
In shades of death have been. 

2. To hail Thee, Sun of Righteousness, 
The gathering nations come; 
They joy as when the reapers bear 
Their harvest treasures home. 

3. For Thou their burden dost remove 
And break the tyrant’s rod 
As in the day when Midian fell 
Before the sword of God. 

4. To us a Child of hope is born, 
To us a Son is given, 
And on His shoulder ever rests 
All power in earth and heaven. 

5. His name shall be the Prince of Peace, 
The Everlasting Lord, 
The Wonderful, the Counselor. 
The God by all adored. 

6. His righteous government and power 
Shall over all extend; 
On judgment and on justice based, 
His reign shall have no end. 

7. Lord Jesus, reign in us, we pray, 
And make us Thine alone, 
Who with the Father ever art 
And Holy Spirit, one.