The justice of God can be seen in the following verses:
Deals with earth justly – Genesis 18:25
Justice is the foundation of His throne – Psalm 89:14
There is no injustice in God – Deuteronomy 32:4; Isaiah 30:18
God will not pervert justice – Job 34:12
God is the Almighty Judge – Job 34:17
God will judge in righteousness – Psalm 7:11
God judges all the earth – Genesis 18:25; Acts 17:31
God judges with equality – Psalm 96:10
God will judge men’s secrets – Romans 2:16
God does not show partiality – Deuteronomy 16:19
God loves justice – Psalm 99:4; Isaiah 61:8.
We can see from these verses that God is just. He cannot change the way He is (Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8). He does not change His mind (Numbers 23:19; 1 Samuel 15:29; Isaiah 31:2). When He gave His laws to man, they could not be broken. His laws are Holy (Romans 7:12) and they reveal the Holiness of God (Romans 7:12).
The laws reveal to man what sin is (Romans 7:7). When Hebrews 9:22 says, “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (1Peter 1:19; Hebrews 10:19), that’s what it means. Someone had to pay with blood for the breaking of God’s laws in order to be forgiven. But not just any blood would do. It had to be perfect and holy blood (Hebrews 9).
Jesus offered Himself and His blood to pay the price for sin (Hebrews 7:27; 9:28). But Jesus was sinless (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Peter 2:22, 23; Hebrews 7:26-28; 1 John 3:4, 5; 1 Peter 1:18, 19; Hebrews 4:15; and 9:14). Yet He was the “lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). With His spotless blood (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26) He became a ransom for our sin (Hebrews 8:15).
And with His blood, God accepted the sacrifice He made for sin (Hebrews 10:19; 9:22; 1 Peter 1:19). God’s justice is now satisfied and those who believe and are in Christ Jesus are not condemned for their sins (Romans 8:1). They are declared free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
Source: Life Isn’t Fair? by Dennis Swick
Wednesday, February 13, 2008