The prophets insisted on economic justice because they understood the Lord to be “a God of justice.” If justice is part of the very character of God, God's people must also embody justice.
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Jacobson, Rolf A. “‘The Lord Is a God of Justice’ (Isaiah 30:18): The Prophetic Insistence on Justice in Social Context.” Word & World 30, no. 2 (2010): 125–34.
Jacobson, Rolf A., ""The Lord is a God of Justice" (Isaiah 30:18): The Prophetic Insistence on Justice in Social Context" (2010). Faculty Publications. 105.