When looking at justice and judgment, we must understand for a perfect God He must pass judgment on sin. If you went into a courtroom to witness a trial of a brutal murder, your soul would cry for justice.
In Revelation 6:9-10 it says, When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth? In Genesis 4:8-10 it says, Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.”
Justice is the compensation for the wrong done. We now can see the need for mercy. By the Lord prolonging judgment He calls out for as many that will come to enter into salvation so that they do not have to face the fires of hell for all eternity. He longs for us to spend eternity with Him, but one day justice must be served, and He has given us the signs of the times and the responsibility to tell others about the love of our heavenly Father, but also the day of judgment so they can come to a knowledge of Christ, and accept Him as their Lord and Savior and not have to face that day in their sin. When we stand before the Judge of eternity we can claim that the penalty has already been paid.
The scripture tells us Jesus is the only way. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” If there were many ways to God as some proclaim today, then why would God have sent His Son to die a horrific and cursed death? You simply could have chosen another way!
It is Resurrection Sunday, and time to celebrate the rising of our Savior from the grave. Because He lives we also will rise from our graves and be forever with Him. A loving God made a way for us out of our sin and judgment; a way of escape after man gave away his rights. A Savior was born, faced a horrifying death and rose from the grave for us, so we could have everlasting life.
A God that died for us, and not a God we must die for to be saved. I choose Christ!
HE IS RISEN!!! It truly is a time to celebrate!!!
Have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday!