Justices and Injustices

6 And the heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    for he is a God of justice. Psalm 50:6

“The rain falls upon the just and the unjust alike,” a thing which would not happen if I were superintending the rain’s affairs. No, I would rain softly and sweetly on the just, but if I caught a sample of the unjust outdoors I would drown him. -Mark Twain

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. -HL Mencken

That’s how two noted humorists viewed justice, and we certainly understand their sentiment.

At the cross, God’s justice was meted out in full upon Christ, and God’s mercy was extended in full (to all who believe). So God’s perfect mercy was and is exercised through His perfect justice. (http://www.gotquestions.org/mercy-justice.html)

The end result is that, by the sacrificial death of Jesus, everyone who trusts in Him is saved from God’s wrath and instead experiences His grace and mercy (Romans 8:1). As Paul says, “Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him!” (Romans 5:9). (http://www.gotquestions.org/mercy-justice.html)

The injustices that we face today will one day be dealt with, and justice will prevail. Thankfully the eternal questions of justice have been answered in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ;

One day, however, the temporal justice of the day-to-day will be dealt with.

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