Knowledge and privilege always bring responsibility

One aspect of human courts of law that often seems unjust is that ignorance of a law is not deemed to be an excuse for having broken that law. So, for example, someone wrote to a motoring organisation complaining they had been heavily fined for having the numberplate on their caravan positioned too high, even though this was where the manufacturer had put it. Their ignorance of the letter of the law, as well as that of the manufacturer, didn’t make any difference in the court’s judgement.
But one thing that Jesus made quite clear is that God’s judgement will be perfectly just, and will be based on the way we respond to what we know to be truth. Jesus said: To whom much has been given, of them much will be required.’ Knowledge and privilege always bring responsibility.

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