Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Exodus 22: More Laws
Exodus 22 contains more detailed laws that dive into areas of fair restitution among injured parties. The task of today's Bible reader is not necessarily direct application of these laws (I, for one, have no sheep or oxen to worry about), but to look for the deeper principles of justice that these laws rely upon. In this fallen world, we are sure to encounter incidents where one person suffers loss through the fault (intentional or not) of another person. Exodus 22 helped the Israelites understand when and how to assign responsibility in those cases. Our modern day legal system should do the same - we all want fair ground rules. This section of Exodus reveals that this concept of justice is very important to God as well.