These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good:
Whoever says to the guilty, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations.
But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them. Proverbs 24:23-25
Have you ever heard of a court case that after hearing all the evidence conclude the defendant’s guilt or innocence only to find that the juries concluded the exact opposite of what everyone on the outside saw as clear as a bell? Casey Anthony and OJ Simpson are two very clear examples in our times.
You see, we judge imperfectly. Sometimes clear evidence is not allowed to be admitted because of another law that was written to protect an entirely different situation. Often when we say someone got away with murder, we really mean it.
God, of course, is the perfect judge. In every court case that has ever transpired throughout history, he knew all the evidence, the innocent and the guilty not only in heinous vile crimes, but in matters small and seemingly insignificant.
While it is good that righteous judges in the world convict rightly, ultimately we are all sinners who commit acts worthy of hell and death. Thankfully, because of the work Christ did on the cross on our behalf, He bore our punishment and pain.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21