“Be as fair to others as God was gracious to you.”
(17) Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
(18) But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
God expected His people to be merciful and loving to others since He had been merciful and loving toward them. Here, God forbids twisting the legal process and exploiting the weakness of those who were less fortunate. Mistreatment of others, especially the “weak,” shows a disregard for God’s treatment of us.
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