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What is justice? Is God just in His judgement?

What is justice? Is God just in His judgement?

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How is God’s justice declared? Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of God’s holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible. Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness.

Did I mention that God’s justice is a good thing? God is not mean. Justice is required and God is blameless in His approach to justice. Is God fair? Yes. God’s justice is without any partiality. We can trust God completely.

What is justice? Is it a quality we find in Jesus?

Justice

Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible.

I want to see justice. God promises it will happen. That is some very good news. God is a just God and will right all wrongs.

Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness. I am stunned by the amazing justice of God and His son Jesus.

What is justice? Is it declared in Jesus the Messiah?

Justice

Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible. Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness.

Is God fair? Yes. God’s justice is without any partiality. Judgement is a part of justice. We can trust God completely. God will judge rightly. I have missed God’s goal for my life (aka sin) and rely on the Mercy of Jesus to be in right standing with God.

Is there good news? Yes! We have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus the Messiah the righteous. That is stunning. Jesus has my back. Jesus is looking out for me.

Is justice a quality displayed in Jesus the Messiah’s life?

Is justice a quality displayed in Jesus the Messiah’s life? Absolutely. God is God. God has given Jesus, His Son, the sacred honor of ensuring justice. I may not see it today, but I will see it. May God have mercy on me, a sinner.

Jesus has been given the authority, from God, to administer justice. I cannot begin to understand God’s justice unless I first understand sin (missing God’s goal).

I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

~Jesus| John 5:30

Jesus defends his actions and claims to be God’s son

  • John 8:16 “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
  • John 4:34 Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
  • John 6:38 “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
  • John 8:14  Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I testify about Myself, My testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.”
  • John 5:37 “And the Father who sent Me, He has testified of Me. You have neither heard His voice at any time nor seen His form.”

What about Justice?

  • “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” | John 5:30
    • Matthew 23:23 (NASB) — “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.”
    • Matthew 12:18–21 (NASB) — “Behold, My Servant whom I have chosen; My Beloved in whom My soul is well-pleased; I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not quarrel, nor cry out; Nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets. A battered reed He will not break off, And a smoldering wick He will not put out, until He leads justice to victory. And in His name the Gentiles will hope.”
  • Sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4) and iniquity (Daniel 9:4-5; Micah 2:1; James 3:6). It embodies everything contrary to God’s holy nature and is offensive to Him. Sin is a crime against God and justice demands a penalty (Romans 1:18-32; 2:5; 3:23).
  • God sent His Son, Jesus the Messiah, to pay that penalty for me (Romans 5:8-11; 6:23) and made salvation available to all who believe in His name (John 1:12; 3:15-17; 20:31).
  • Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness. I am stunned by the amazing justice of God and His son Jesus.
  • Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible.
  • I want to see justice. God promises it will happen. That is some very good news. God is a just God and will right all wrongs.
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Who decides what is just?

Image result for justice mercy faithfulnessIs God fair? Yes. God’s justice is without any partiality. I can trust God completely.

Being just Himself, God calls on me to act justly. It is important. Justice, mercy and faithfulness. Big deals in the world that Jesus is Master of.

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.” (Matthew 23:23)

Abortion ‘Blueprint’ Would Strip Fundamental Rights

This is horrible. We must continue to pray. We must continue to elect men and women who will protect life.

Abortion for anyone, anytime, anywhere — and you’ll pay for it.

In 114 pages, over 70 groups recently laid out a legislative agenda in their “Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice” that is, in a few words, focused on one goal: abortion anywhere, anytime, for anyone — at any cost.

These groups — Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Abortion Federation, Population Council, Catholics for Choice, People for the American Way, et al. — are not content with the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton.

They want more: more access, more acceptance, more money, and greater control. In truth, they want your tax dollars to pay for abortion; they want local doctors, hospitals, physician assistants, midwives, and nurses to perform or refer for abortions; they want your children to have easy access to one without your knowledge or approval; they want your children exposed to information promoting abortion — early and often; and they want to see the U.S. promulgate and push abortion and its availability around the globe.

Read More Here:

Abortion ‘Blueprint’ Would Strip Fundamental Rights | National Review

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Is God’s justice impartial?

Image result for justice mercy faithfulnessJustice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible.

Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness.

Is God fair? Yes. God’s justice is without any partiality. I can trust God completely.

God calls on me to act justly. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.” (Matthew 23:23)

The moral righteousness of God is revealed in his laws and expressed in his judicial acts. God’s commands and judgments meet perfect standards of justice, and his apportioning of punishments and rewards is also perfectly just. God’s justice is impartial. God is God. God’s justice will be done.

A major aspect of justice is impartiality. A God who did not care about the difference between right and wrong and did not judge me for acting one way or the other would not be an admirable being worthy of my love or trust. The fact that God is just and will judge between right and wrong gives ultimate moral significance to my life and makes me accountable for my actions.

Special praise goes to Jesus for vindicating the penitent and the needy who have no human champions. Ultimately, all God’s ways will be seen as just and equitable.

  • 1 Peter 1:17 (NASB) — If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
  • Deuteronomy 10:17 (NASB) — “For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.”
  • Acts 10:34 (NASB) — Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality.”
  • 2 Chronicles 19:7 (NASB) — “Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe.”
  • Romans 2:11 (NASB) — For there is no partiality with God.
  • Job 34:19 (NASB) — Who shows no partiality to princes nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
  • Galatians 2:6 (NASB) — But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
  • Daniel 5:27 (NASB) — “ ‘TEKĒL’—you have been weighed on the scales and found deficient.
  • Romans 2:5 (NASB) — But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
  • Ephesians 6:9 (NASB) — And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
  • Colossians 3:25 (NASB) — For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.

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