Wednesday, July 11, 2012

God Is Just

Definition of “Just”:
1. guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness:
2. done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a just reply. 
3. based on right; rightful; lawful: a just claim. 
4. in keeping with truth or fact; true; correct: a just analysis. 
5. given or awarded rightly; deserved, as a sentence, punishment, or reward: a just penalty. 
6. in accordance with standards or requirements; proper or right: just proportions. 
7. (esp. in Biblical use) righteous.
8. actual, real, or genuine

What are your thoughts about God being just and showing justice? Below are some verses to consider :)

God’s righteous judgment:

2 Thessalonians 1: 1-12
Romans 2:6-11

Ecclesiastes 3:17
I thought in my heart, "God will bring to judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time for every deed."

Ecclesiastes 11:9
Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.

2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.

Who will be judged? What saves people during judgment? Spend some time finding those scriptures.
How does this motivate you?
Our God is trustworthy!

Psalm 111:7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.

2 Samuel 7:28 O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.

Psalm 9:7-9  The LORD reigns forever;  he has established his throne for judgment.
He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 98:8-9 Let the rivers clap their hands, Let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.

On a level of 1-10 (1=low, 10=high), where is your level of trust in God?
When do you struggle most with trusting that God is just?
Extra reading; Psalm 73

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