1075 God, justice of

1075 God, justice of

The moral righteousness of God is revealed in his laws and expressed in his judicial acts. God’s commands and judgments meet perfect standards of justice, and his apportioning of punishments and rewards is also perfectly just. God’s justice is impartial. Special praise is his for vindicating the penitent and the needy who have no human champions. Ultimately, all God’s ways will be seen as just and equitable.

God’s justice displays his righteousness

It conforms to his moral law Job 34:12 See also Dt 32:4; Ps 9:16; Ps 11:7; Zep 3:5; Ro 2:2; 2Ti 2:13; Rev 15:3

It is seen in his perfect will Ps 99:4 See also Ps 40:8; Isa 53:10; Mt 6:10; Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:36 pp Lk 22:42; Heb 10:9-10

God acts with justice

Ps 33:5-15 See also Ne 9:33

God’s justice is exercised fairly and equitably Ps 9:7-8 See also Ps 96:13; Ps 98:9; Ps 99:4

He judges people according to their deeds Rev 20:12-13 See also Ex 34:6-7; Ps 62:12; Jer 17:10; Eze 18:20; Mt 16:27; Rev 22:12

He punishes wickedness Eze 18:20 See also Ex 34:7; Dt 32:35; Isa 59:18; Isa 66:24; Mt 25:41-46; Col 3:25; 2Th 1:8-9

He rewards righteousness Ps 58:11 See also Isa 62:11; Mt 5:12 pp Lk 6:23; Mt 25:34-40,46; Ro 2:7; Ro 8:1-2; 2Ti 4:8

God establishes justice

He upholds the cause of the oppressed Ps 103:6 See also Dt 10:18; Ps 140:12; Ps 146:7-9; Isa 61:8; Lk 1:52-53

He vindicates those who have been wronged 1Sa 25:39 See also 1Sa 24:15; Ps 135:14; Ro 12:19; Dt 32:35; 1Pe 2:23

He is completely impartial Job 34:18-19 See also Dt 10:17; 2Ch 19:7; Ac 10:34-35; Eph 6:9

God’s ways in exercising justice

God’s justice is not always immediately apparent Jer 12:1 See also Job 21:7; Ps 73:3-14; Ecc 7:15; Hab 1:2-4; Mal 2:17; Mal 3:14-15; Mt 20:10-12

God warns before punishing 2Ch 36:15 See also 2Ki 17:23; Ne 9:29-30; Jer 7:13; Jnh 3:4; Heb 12:25

God gives opportunity for people to change their ways Jer 18:8-10 See also Jer 7:5-7; Eze 18:25-32; Mt 21:28-32; 1Jn 1:9

God’s justice is truly equitable

Gal 6:7-8 See also Ge 18:25; Nu 32:23; Ps 73:17; Lk 16:25; Lk 18:7-8; Col 3:24-25

God’s justice is satisfied by the work of Jesus Christ

Ro 3:25-26 See also Isa 53:10-11; Heb 9:22; 1Jn 1:9; 1Jn 2:1-2

God’s justice will be established in the reign of Jesus Christ

Mt 25:31-33 See also Isa 9:6-7; Ac 17:31; Rev 19:11-16

Heaven and earth will rejoice when God’s justice is established Ps 96:10-13 pp 1Ch 16:30-33; Ps 98:4-9; Rev 15:3-4; Rev 16:5-7; Rev 19:1-2

God requires people to reflect his justice

Pr 21:3 See also Lev 19:15; Dt 16:20; Dt 24:17; 1Ki 10:9 pp 2Ch 9:8; Ps 82:3-4; Isa 56:1; Mic 6:8; Zec 7:9-10; Col 4:1; 1Ti 5:21

See also

1095God, patience of
1310God as judge
2072Christ, righteousness
2309Christ as judge
5360justice, God
5375law
5448poverty, attitudes to
5482punishment
5498reward
6676justification
8792oppression, God’s attitude
9210judgment, God’s

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