It might be fitting that on the forth of July weekend we here words about justice for all. This final reading for commandment that honor others reflects a foundation on which God operates....Justice for all.
However, when we hear those words we attribute them to words that honor the foundation of our country (THE USA) in the words of the pledge of allegiance. As Christians, when we read these words of exodus they may strike us differently because of our political associations with current hot topic issues....like immigration: "“You must not oppress foreigners. You know what it’s like to be a foreigner, for you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt." Or what passes for news these days; "“You must not pass along false rumors. You must not cooperate with evil people by lying on the witness stand." Or accusing others: “Be sure never to charge anyone falsely with evil."
God sees that Justice is offered to all people. In doing justice (which God calls us to in Micah 6:8) we are participating in what God wants for our communities and for the world God created.