Hidden Words: Deepening Day 2, Arabic 28 – Justice

 

The previous Hidden Word points out the advantages to observing justice. The following one warns of the penalty for neglecting justice. As Bahá’ís, we learn to appreciate and promote justice in the world.However, words are not enough. Bahá’u’lláh warns us of the importance of having our deeds live up to our words. In Arabic Hidden Word No.28, He says:

“O SON OF SPIRIT! Know thou of a truth: He that biddeth men be just and himself committeth iniquity is not of Me, even though he bear My name.”

To have Bahá’u’lláh, nay God Himself, say that one “is not of Me, even though he bear My name” (Bahá’í) would be intolerable to a Bahá’í. If you have any doubts that Bahá’u’lláh is referring to those who bear His name, or that to bear His name is indeed to bear God’s name, study the following quote from the Báb as He addresses His disciples during His own Dispensation:

“O My beloved friends! You are the bearers of the name of God in this Day.” [The Báb, quoted in The Dawn-Breakers, Nabíl, p. 92.]

 

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