Amos 5: 14-15
and thus may the Lord God of hosts be with you,
just as you have said!
Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the Lord God of hosts may be gracious to the remnant of Joseph."
Our God is a God of love...
but also a God of justice. Rather than a court system, in those days
the elders of the city would sit at the gate to the city and listen
to the people with a grievance with another. They would pass judgment on the matter. The remnant of Joseph are the offspring of Ephraim and Manasseh.
Two names to remember, two names that changed everything. ~Chris