Thursday, March 17, 2011

Whose advantage?

“Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke concludes, after studying both the word mishpat and its kindred word tzadeqah (righteousness), that in the Old Testament
the righteous [tzaddiq]...are willing to disadvantage themselves to advantage the community; the wicked are willing to disadvantage the community to advantage themselves.”
Generous Justice, page 90

<idle musing>
Wow! That is a heavy thought and a high calling. Am I willing to disadvantage myself for the advantage of the community? If I have the mind of Christ, I should be...
</idle musing>

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