God’s Justice is Love?

Discussion/Devotional  thought of the day:

“Don’t fear God’s justice. It is no less admirable and no less lovable than his mercy. Both are proofs of his love.”  Escriva, Josemaria

To think of Justice as an act of love is challenging, primarily because I don’t think we understand justice.  We see it primarily as punitive, and in an eternal sense – there is something to that.  But justice in scripture is also righteousness  – and in that form, it cannot abide unrighteousness,

It seems to be that we want God to work on the injustice in the world, that which we see as not being righteous.  The challenge is wanting Him to do the same in our own lives, even as we pray it occurs in our communities and countries.  And ultimately, His righteousness is proven in how He deals with our unrighteousness – He keeps His promise – His sacred covenantal promise and makes a righteous people by putting their injustice and unrighteousness on someone else- that His justice may be seen.

May we find that love every day, as we look at crosses that surround us – testifying to His justice, His mercy and His love!

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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