What is the purpose of Justice?
The purpose of justice is the restoration of relationships.
– Paul Manwaring
Paul uses the story of Solomon to demonstrate this. King Solomon judges the story of two women who both claim the baby is theirs while one died. King Solomon asks the baby to be split in half. The other woman agrees while the other woman pleads for the baby’s life to be rather given to the other woman. Solomon gives the baby to the woman who did not want the baby to be split as she proves to be the baby’s real mother. Whenever God sent judges in the book of Judges it was to deliver people says Paul Manwaring.