Made this law
Feed the hungry
Help the poor
What does it mean
What does it say
In the world today
In the heart of man
There is this code
Care for the widow
Give the naked one clothes
Listen to complaints
Don’t take a bribe
Treat with fairness
Don’t tell lies
I was reading a book by Friedrich Delitzsch called Babel and Bible, 1903, where he talks about the new archaeology of the middle east, the discovery of Assyrian and Babylonian temples and clay tablets. What I liked was how he mentions that God put the need for justice in the human heart and that the laws of these ancient peoples whether Israelite or Babylonian, Moses or Hammurabi, reflected this feeling that the heart has.
You can ring the truth with paper chains and offer paper roses
The truth lasts forever with an indestructible heart.
Your beauty is for a time of love in a moment of eternity:
Your love is needed forever; its broken heart becomes whole
Your love is needed forever, and it makes things beautiful with its kiss.
You can decorate your chrysalis with golden gods
But the creature inside may be malformed and lost.
The pearl jewelry case may contain a stolen ring
The sea may be weeping, but who is able to see its distress
An angel shines so brightly that it distracts from its purpose.
The voice from the robbed bowels will burst out of its chains.