Thursday, July 16, 2015

God is Judge

today's readings: 1 Chron 19:1-21:30, Romans 2:25-3:8, Psalm 11:1-7, Proverbs 19:10-12

Paul talks today about God being our judge, and how He is a good one. "Judging" has become a bad word in today's culture. but that's because we don't usually see what justice looks like. our country is struggling with moral issues on a daily basis, from gay marriage to abortion to euthanasia... and the highest courts in the land are giving us verdicts that leave many scratching their heads.

Paul points to the ultimate judge - a judge who gives perfect justice, with perfect wisdom, and incorporates perfect mercy, grace, and love into the verdict. sounds pretty amazing. i look forward to seeing it. is it scary? sure, coming face to face with perfect holiness will make even the holiest man tremble. but we remember that He is also perfect love, which according to 1 Cor 13 "keeps no record of wrongs" and we are heartened.

God, please help us find your justice, your love, your mercy, and your kindness in our lives.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Amen, God is the one and only fair judge. Our frivolous belief that we as a nation can "judge" and appoint humans to make the correct decisions on right and wrong is evident in the horrible decisions coming out from our supreme court and supposed supreme commander. Once we as humans take God out of the decisions being made we have come to a fork in the road and we are going by their choice the wrong direction. Choices are wrong but consequences will be right from God.