19 Nov Hey, Woke Folk, Can God Get Some Justice While We’re at It?
Romans 3:18-20 – “There is no fear of God before their eyes.” Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.
Justice is the hot topic of our time. Every day, people are protesting injustice in the street and ranting and raving online about whatever the moral outrage issue of the day might be. We are told, over and over, the stories of people who have suffered and expected to have empathy and compassion for them, seeking to see things through their eyes.
Have you ever stopped to wonder what it must be like to be God?
God has sinned against no one.
Everyone has sinned against God.
The entire collective injustice experienced by all of humanity in all of history does not equal the injustice God has endured. Everyone demanding justice does not really want God to get His justice, they just want their justice. God gets His justice through either Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins or in hell where sinners are justly judged and condemned.
Since fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7), those who do not fear God have no wisdom. Those who do not fear God don’t think they are accountable to any external authority such as God’s Law and, as a result, don’t think they need forgiveness of sin.
In this life, sinners like to judge other sinners and demand justice while ignoring their sin and God’s justice. However, on the day of God’s judgment, there will only be silence from sinners as we will have no excuses to make, blame to shift, or defense to offer. On Judgment Day, we will not blame systemic forces, cultural preferences, or poor parenting.
Admittedly, us sinners have a hard time thinking God is actually totally good and that we are totally bad. Rather than complaining, we should be repenting. If this were not the case, demons would not be damned, humans would not be dead, the earth would not be cursed, Jesus would not have died, and hell would not be filled. Either we are worse than we think, or God has completely overreacted to our sin and needs to repent to us.
Is there any habitual sin that you need to repent of to God right now?
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