The inherent desire for justice is primal. Instinctively, all know that justice is the gatekeeper that prevents the proliferation of evil. Evil that…
Enslaves the downtrodden.
Preys upon the innocent.
Victimizes the vulnerable.
Proclaims the guilty innocent and the innocent guilty.
Without Papa’s— God’s judgment there would be no justice. It is His judgment that shouts to the heavens and mankind.
“My eternal and infallible truth is the standard for a life of excellence. It’s the yardstick by which I define what is just and unjust. My ways are entirely just. I am a faithful God without prejudice. I am righteous and true and will judge the world with justice and its people with fairness.”
For God watches how people live. He sees everything they do. No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from His eyes.
We don’t set the time when we will come before God in judgment. He brings the mighty to ruin without asking anyone, and He sets up others in their place. He knows what they do, and in the night He overturns and destroys them. He strikes them down because they are wicked. Doing it openly for all to see. They turned away from following Him. They have no respect for any of His ways. They cause the poor to cry out, catching God’s attention. He hears the cries of the needy.
But if He chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize Him? When He hides His face, no one can find Him, whether an individual or a nation. Job 34:21-29
Yes, there are times when Papa’s judgment is evident. The guilty punished, and the innocent exonerated. But sometimes He’s silent, minimizing or removing His grace and mercy. Allowing an individual or a nation to fully suffer the consequences of sin.
Sadly, “ME! ME! Christianity” ignores or minimizes judgment. Relegating it to the law and the Old Testament. No longer applicable to those living under the grace of the New Covenant. Foolishly believing repentance and obedience are optional.
Papa’s judgment must be internalized, not ignored, because all will be judged.
A truth that should fill disciples of Christ with awe and gratefulness. For one day, like the apostle John, disciples of Christ will be able to proclaim, “I saw a great white throne, and Him who was seated upon it. From whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. For this heaven and earth are passing away.
I saw the dead, the great and the small standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened which is the Book of Life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as written in the books. That is, everything done while on earth.
The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and death and Hades (the realm of the dead) surrendered the dead who were in them. They were judged and sentenced, every one according to their deeds. Then death and Hades [the realm of the dead] were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death— the lake of fire— the eternal separation from God. If anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was hurled into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15
Papa’s judgment cannot be ignored or feared by those who call Jesus Lord and Savior.
Justice is one of the hallmarks of Christ’s return and rule. Once and for all, wrongs will be righted. Injustice will be punished and eradicated. Eden, at long last is ours.
Welcome home beloved!