And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice. (Psalm 50:6)
We can only be thankful that God is a God of justice because He is all-powerful and all-knowing. A corrupted person possessing these qualities could only bring about heartache on an incalculable scale.
From the foundation knowledge that He is righteous and just, He will therefore be the only one perfectly qualified to judge. In order to judge anyone rightly, one must have complete knowledge of what lives in their hearts, a clear understanding of all thought processes, the motives behind the actions and words, and how genetic predisposition and experiences throughout life influenced the person’s thoughts, words and actions.
No created being has the capacity to know or take all these things into account when judging another. God, however, combines all these requirements within Himself. He has perfect knowledge of everything. So, when He does something, no higher evidence is needed that He has done right.
It is precisely because He is a God of justice that we can only be saved by the Redemption offered by faith in Christ. There is no hope for sinful man outside of Him.
The whole course of our life leads us to the ultimate moment of meeting our Creator and facing the Judge of all the earth. The very reason we have His word is, not only to teach us how to live wisely, but also to prepare us for meeting Him.
We cannot undo the past or control the future; we cannot cover our past sins with future good deeds, but we can, as long as we have breath, believe, repent and ask for forgiveness in the Name of Christ Jesus, our Lord. He paid the price so that God’s justice can be satisfied and so that mercy can triumph over judgment.
There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4:12)
Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (James 2:13)
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood…God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. (Romans 22-25, 26b)