The Perfect Pitch of God’s Justice (Part 3)

 In God's Justice

DG Blog #20

7/17/20

The Bible clearly states there is only one conductor between God and man. That conductor, or mediator, is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5). Jesus was God come in the flesh. His life was sinless: never once committing the slightest disobedience, being out of tune with the Father. Christ is the tuning fork of our souls and, by his blood, satisfies the demand for justice against our sinful discord. His sacrifice releases God’s goodness upon those who believe and come under the blood of the new covenant. A.W. Tozer said, “Everything in the universe is good to the degree it conforms to the nature of God and evil if it fails to do so. God is his own self-existent principle of moral equity, and when He sentences evil men or rewards the righteous, He simply acts like Himself.”[1]

For all the Asaphs[2] and Habakkuks[3] today who are vexed by the wicked getting away with murder, there still remains the hope that justice will not be silenced. It will have its day in court. Whether immediately or imminently, it will come. This is where we see the goodness of God. Without justice, there can be no goodness. Without moral equity confronting moral in-equity (iniquity), there can be no hope.

We’ve known since childhood that evil people must pay the penalty for their crimes. In every story about someone who suffers at the hands of injustice in love, war, or atrocities, we intrinsically wait for a happy ending of justice. It’s how God made us. People who want a life of peace and harmony understand it can only come about by fair, impartial, and righteous justice.

But if we hope for, long for, and plead for justice upon all things inequitable—as we are doing today—then we must expect justice as well for the accumulated sins of our own lives. And if justice can only be satisfied by sinless blood, everyone is doomed unless, through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are cleansed from our in-equity.

Grace and Peace!

[1] A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1961), 88.

[2] Psalm 73:1-24

[3] Habakkuk 1:2-4, 13-17

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