Big Idea: (1) Knowing God = caring for others, the oppressed, the poor, the widows, the fatherless, the foreigner. (2) Do justice and righteousness…or experience God’s justice and righteousness. (3) A truly just and righteous messianic king will come and save his people in a new and spectacular way.
Our human dilemma: "…two points... First, human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in." C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.