Pursue justice and love your neighbor. We have failed at both, but are thankful that Jesus Christ did not.

BibleGateway: Exodus 23:1-9

ESV Text: Exodus 23:1-9



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:8

     1 Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. 4 If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. 6 Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 464:
Blest Be the Tie That Binds

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— Organ Audio

1. Blest be the tie that binds 
Our hearts in Christian love; 
The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2. Before our Father’s throne 
We pour our ardent prayers; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims, are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

3. We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear, 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4. When here our pathways part, 
We suffer bitter pain; 
Yet, one in Christ and one in heart, 
We hope to meet again. 

5. This glorious hope revives 
Our courage by the way, 
While each in expectation lives 
And longs to see the day. 

6. From sorrow, toil, and pain, 
And sin we shall be free 
And perfect love and friendship reign 
Through all eternity. 


Hymn: LSB 542 When I Behold Jesus Christ
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