I love this verse from Micah 6:8 promoting social justice, He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6 is our answer to how to please the Lord. The answer is not more ritual or sacrifices, or indeed, external religious rites or poses. Instead, the Lord is looking for us to offer and have justice, mercy, and humility. The response of a heart dedicated to pleasing God is outward (do justice), inward (love mercy), and upward (walk humbly).
To act justly is to act from a sense of right and wrong. In particular, the courts and government have a responsibility to provide equity and protect the innocent. Injustice was a problem in ancient days and remains so today.
Mercy contains the Hebrew word hesed, which means “loyal love” or “loving-kindness.” Along with justice, we are to provide mercy. Both justice and mercy are foundational to God’s character. God expects His people to show love to their fellow man and to be loyal in their love toward Him, just as He had been loyal to us.