Friday, June 29, 2012

Perspective on Justice

“Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from the LORD” (Proverbs 29:26). Let’s keep our perspective, eh?

Remember that we are called to leave “room for the wrath of God” (Romans 12:19), which “is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (1:18). We who have “now been justified by [Christ’s] blood” and “shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him” (5:9), need to keep perspective about the Father’s sovereignty, justice, wrath, love, grace, and salvation through Jesus Christ alone by the power of the Holy Spirit. All else points to the Trinity and His great work, so “if possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men” (12:18). The line of “so far” which we will not cross is the holiness of God (Hebrews 12:14). “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

Two roads before us:
  • “Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, and trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but they do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!” (Isaiah 31:1).
  • “Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God” (Proverbs 20:7).

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