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Shoftim – “Judges”

A.W. Tozer believed that the truest measure of a man is how he thinks about God. Perhaps the truest measure of a nation is how its judicial system functions. When innocent people go to prison because ambitious prosecutors suppress evidence, or officials commit perjury, or judges allow their political biases to influence cases, the judicial process is perverted. The same

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Shoftim – “Judges”

“It isn’t fair.”  How many times have we heard people say this?  Fairness is a rather complicated concept, and often we don’t understand all the implications of our demands, but regardless we tend to argue our idea of ‘fairness’ anyway, don't we? As adults, and especially as believers, we should recognize injustice when we see it; but where do we

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Shoftim- “Judges”

This week’s parasha is entitled Shof’tim which means “Judges”. It takes us from Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9. Moses was instructed to choose men to be judges and officers in every town that Adonai their God had given Israel. These men were to always be fair in judging, so that controversies might be settled, injustices made right, the injured compensated, and the guilty

By |2017-01-30T21:40:57+00:00September 10th, 2016|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shoftim- “Judges”

Shoftim – “Judges”

The name of this week’s parasha is Shoftim, which means "Judges" and covers Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. Moses instructed the Israelis to appoint judges that would show justice and impartiality in the cases they heard. He listened to the wise counsel of his father-in-law Jethro by selecting God-fearing judges from among the people to judge the lesser cases, so that

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Shoftim – “Judges”

Represent Well! Shof’tim (“Judges”) Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9 If A. W. Tozer was right, that the truest measure of a man is how he thinks about God, perhaps the truest measure of a nation is how its judicial system works. When innocent people go to prison, either because an ambitious prosecutor only cared about a high conviction rate; or because a police officer

By |2017-01-30T21:42:51+00:00August 30th, 2014|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shoftim – “Judges”

Shoftim – “Judges”

  This week’s parasha is entitled Shoftim. It covers Deuteronomy 16:18 through 21:9. The word Shoftim is translated “Judges.” A judge’s primary responsibility is to dispense fair and impartial justice, based on the law. Whenever law is properly applied, it reflects the good and just nature of God. Proverbs 20:8 tells us “A king who sits on the

By |2017-01-30T21:43:47+00:00August 10th, 2013|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shoftim – “Judges”