A God of Justice

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A number of years ago I was stopped for driving too fast in a speed zone, and in the courtroom I pleaded guilty. The judge was not only friendly but embarrassed for me to be in his court. The fine was ten dollars. If he had let me go free, it would have been inconsistent with justice. The penalty had to be paid either by me or someone else! Judgment is consistent with love. A God of love must be a God of justice. It is because God loves that He is just. His justice balances His love and makes His acts of both love and justice meaningful.

God could not consistently love men, if He did not provide for the judgment of evil-doers. His punishment of the evil-doer and His separation of the righteous is a manifestation of God’s great love. We must always look at the cross on the dark background of judgment. It was because God’s love for man was so intense that He gave His Son, so that man would not have to face judgment.

Prayer for the day

You are the Supreme Judge, almighty God, and I thank You that even though I did not deserve forgiveness, my judgment was paid by Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

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135 Comments

  1. Jack Miller says:

    Praise the Lord for this day. All Glory to God! Oh come all ye faithful. Amen Amen.

  2. Gerry says:

    As a believer of many years, my finite human mind still has great difficulty fully comprehending the events at Calvary. It must’ve been excruciating for our Heavenly Father to watch his Holy Son suffer such incredible abuse and ultimately be murdered. A love that great is almost incomprehensible. I am however , eternally grateful beyond my ability to adequately express in words.

  3. joss says:

    I pray that one day we will be together to meet the Lord in the air

  4. Joe Loftis says:

    AMEN!!!

  5. Daniel Mawuenyegah Anagbo says:

    That’s wonderful of you .

  6. Joe says:

    Thank you Jesus.

  7. Gerry says:

    What better example of God’s just character could there be, than the events that took place at Calvary. My heart aches every time I think of his Holy Son , Jesus Christ , King of all Kings, being tortured and ultimately murdered as a substitutionary payment , in full for our sin debt. How great a demonstration of justice and love is that.

  8. oluwasade ezekiel says:

    He paid for our iniquities.thanks to Jesus.

  9. Joyce paul says:

    God loves us,His love endure forever,His love has no measure,His love is unconditional.Thank Him,adore Him,He is our Lord n Savior!!!

  10. Akanimo joseph essien says:

    Am so blessed your devotional ministry.