106. Scope of God's justice.
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
Nobody is beyond the scope of God's justice. What began with himself, in demanding atonement for the sins of the world, inorder to satisfy his wrath, will end with the wicked paying for their sins, with their own lives, because they rejected this salvation. 'God will give to each person according to what he has done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honour and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honour and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favouritism.' (Romans 6-11) That principle of Jew first, applies to the Church as well. After justice is meted ( to give out by measure ) out to the believer, it will be the turn of the unbeliever to face his justice. 'For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.'( 2 Corinthians:10) 'For it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God; and it it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"' (1 Peter 4:17-19) Everything that the ungodly have said against him will be accounted for on the day he comes. 'See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone and to convict all the ungodly of all the ungodly acts they have done in the ungodly way and of all the harsh words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.' (Jude Vs 14-15) 'The Lord is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands.' (Psalm 9:16) 'When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.' (Proverbs 21:15) Amen.