Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Perfectly Just Judge
Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 2; 1 Chronicles 29; Psalm 95; 2 Thessalonians 1
SCRIPTURE: 2 Thessalonians 1:6
God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you. (2 Thess 1:6 NIV)
There is a lot to observe in just the first three words of this verse: “God is just.” God is indeed just and is the perfectly just judge. Therefore, we may be assured that justice is to be properly left in His hands. Likewise, in light of this truth, we may understand that we are not to take upon ourselves the place of imposing justice upon others. When we are mistreated, persecuted, or sinned against, we are admonished not to take matters into our own hands. We are not to strike back in vengeance. God is the One we must trust to mete out justice, He is the perfectly just judge!
For our part, we must treat everyone with love, acceptance and forgiveness; even those who treat us with disdain, disrespect and harshness. And, even more difficult, these attitudes are to be genuine, not put on.
Lord, grant me the grace to love people purely and treat them respectfully in my attitude as well as my actions.
Through Christ. Amen. –AP