• The Paradox of Justice

    14 October, 2015

    God is interested in justice, though wherever we look this may not appear so.

    God is no mere prince of justice - He is its Lord. 

    God rules justice - man doesn't.

    Justice arises from God's heart of compassion and His complete measure of righteousness.

    Justice is not found in the victim judgements exercised against the offender. These judgements will likely be polluted by the wounds of the injustice, and then multiplied by any natural human response of bitterness or resentments.

    A victim's desire to deliver justice is measured by an impure intent, God's isn't.

    Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! (Isaiah 30:18)

    The justice that arrives by waiting for the Lord is pure, perfectly measured and always correct.

    God weighs justice as well as He weighs a human heart. His scales are never falsely calibrated.

    The paradox of justice is that it is received by the faith of waiting in dependence upon the Lord, and not pursuing it independent of the Lord.

    God is the owner of justice - He is its home, it dwells in Him!

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