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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112 Comments

  1. tino tautolo says:

    cant wait to get your daily devotions.

  2. Deborah Charlton says:

    God is great. God is awesome.
    100%.

  3. Francis Oluoch says:

    God Bless you Billy!

  4. Paula Wyatt says:

    I pray for you Revered Billy Graham, You turned me on to GOD years ago…Bless you and Thank you!!!

  5. Rhonda says:

    Thank you so much Pastor Billy for your Faithfulness to the Lord! Well done good and Faithfull Servent! Was a honor to meet your daughter Ruth at our church Living Hope Church in Vancouver, WA last year :-) Keeping you in my prayers! Love you Billy Graham! Blessings! Rhonda

  6. melvin Rompies says:

    Amen..Jesus Bless, melvin from jakarta indonesia

  7. Kim wikenheiser says:

    Thank you

  8. Patricia Leffler says:

    This gives comfort ,I lost my husband recently after 53 years , I know I. Will join him some, thank you for the message.

  9. matia avelar says:

    I’m lerning , from Manual de Billy Granham , thanks .

  10. Rita says:

    I pray that I will always remember this – I do believe this.