An Eye for Eye and tooth for tooth – Justice and Mercy

Jul 01, 2018 By: Jim Montesano Series: Exodus Scripture: Exodus 21:12-36
In our text the Lord elaborates further on His law and covenant which He had given to the people of Israel. In the sixth commandment the Lord commanded Israel, “You shall not murder” (Ex 20:13). Here in chapter 21:12-14 the Lord gives Israel regulations to apply the commandment to specific cases or situations. We find that not every case warrants the same punishment, as our just Judge decrees that His people and nation are to administer different punishments depending on the details of the crime, both in the wilderness and as they enter the land. We anchor these texts on 2 attributes of God. His justice and His mercy