104. God's sense of justice.
Updated: Dec 8, 2021
God's sense of justice is much more sharper and sensitive than that of man's because he would not let sin forgiven beforehand, unaccounted for! His forgivenes is balanced out by his sense of justice. Since 'the wages of sin is death', God had to be just in demanding death for the sins he left unpunished in his forbearance. 'God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement ( as one who would turn aside his wrath ) through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand hand unpunished - he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.'( Romans 3:25-26) There is none above God to demand an accountability for unpunished sins but God in his integrity, accounted for every sin, on the cross of Calvary. How then can we doubt God's sense of justice? How then can we accuse God of being unfair and unjust? 'He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?' (Romans 8:32) Remember Jesus praying to the Father: 'If it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will." When his Father didn't answer him, he prayed again, "If it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done." (Matthew 26:39,42) It was God's sense of justice that wouldn't allow him to grant that request. Instead he sent an Angel from heaven and strengthened him. (Luke 22:43) 'Yet it was the Lord's will to crush him and cause him to suffer and though the Lord makes his life a guilt offering ... He will see the result of the suffering of his soul and be satisfied...'( Isaiah 53:10-12) Hallelujah! That is God's justice to his Christ. God will see to it that Christ's sacrifice is not in vain! Those who have rejected this salvation will be brought to justice. 'God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you and give relief to you who are troubled ... This will happen when the Lord Jesus Christ will be revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of Lord and from the majesty of his power on the day he comesto be glorified in his holy people and to be marvelled at among all those who have believed.' ( 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10) Amen.