Justice

Justice is something we all seek. We want to be treated fairly. When we buy a product, we expect it to live up to everything its package promises. Buying food, we expect it to be edible. After depositing money in the bank, we expect it to be there when we want to withdraw it.

Lately, there seems to be a cry for fairness. Are we all being treated with justice? Is one group being singled out and another ignored or mistreated? Are the elections fair or are there some rules being broken? These are sensitive issues and the questions can bring on many different views expressed in many different ways.

I am no different than anyone else on these issues. I have my own perspective, which I believe is fair, and I would like to see justice done. But who can define justice and who can say what is fair? Your governor or mine? Your candidate or mine? You? Me? Anyone?

Only God truly knows. Only He is just and fair. In His Word, He says: “There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands ….” (Romans 3:10-11a). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God ….” (Romans 3:23). “For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our LORD.” (Romans 6:23)

Is God fair? Have you ever sinned? Have you died for any of your sins?

God also said, “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24). “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

The bottom line is this – you sinned, death was the penalty, Jesus paid it by dying on the cross. He died; you lived. Was this fair?

Aren’t you glad? Sometimes the injustices we see in life don’t seem so bad after all.

“He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.” ) Psalm 103:10-11)

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