Tuesday 30 October 2018
Our God is a just God. From the Old to the New Testament, the Lord is “the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8
Writing about God’s justice is not easy, but I am beginning to understand God’s “Just” character as Biblical history reveals over and over what God’s principles of Just and Justice are, as well as His desires for us to incorporate His laws, decrees and principles in our lives. In Scripture, people try to keep their covenantal relationship with God and make promises to obey His Laws, decrees and covenant with Him, but in time, break their obedience through actions opposite of their promises to God.
When I think of God’s Just character, I think of “Righteous and Fair” I believe any biblical executed Justice by God was because, God could not find Justice in one person. (Isaiah 50:2, Isaiah 59:16, Isaiah 63:5, Ezekiel 22:30).
God’s Judgments are Just. God is “slow to anger.” God is patient. The Lord observes and patiently waits before giving out a warning. More often than not, regardless of His warnings through prophets like Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, people continued rebelling and disobeying God’s laws, decrees and covenants. It is only when He could not find one “just” leader or citizen among them that the Lord executed Judgment. It was the only way people would remember their covenantal relationship with God, repent and turn back to God.
What is amazing is God’s Grace, His Love for us. After a judgment, God always showed Mercy through the restoration between Him and the people.
God’s greatest gift of Mercy to us all is by His Grace. – God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to earth. The Lord Jesus Christ sacrificed His life. He “died for all.” 2 Corinthians 5:15
Our Lord Jesus Christ “who knew no sin but took our sins through His death upon Him, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. The teaching is not Christ for me unless I am determined to have Christ formed in me”. Galatians 4:19 (Oswald Chambers – My Utmost Highest)
There are so many facets to God’s character of Just and Justice but too much to write them all at once. The next time I hope to write my beliefs about God’s Fairness in how to treat others.
Loving the Lord my God Wholeheartedly…with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind and with all my strength, in the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
***Credit to our Pastor from Cavalry church who taught us the chapters about “God could not find one Just leader or citizen”