Thursday, July 16, 2015
God is Judge
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.