God is Just
You are always righteous, O LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? Jeremiah 12:1
Why is it that we all know someone who seems to prosper and yet doesn’t deserve to? It doesn’t seem fair to watch someone who is dishonest, disloyal, unkind or doesn’t try hard succeed….While our society is set up to insure justice, we often wonder how our system can fail us and why God doesn’t intervene? After all, God is sovereign isn’t He?
The Bible tells us that no one is removed from judgment and that justice will ultimately prevail and yet inequity surrounds us. In 722 BC, God used the evil Assyrian nation to take over the Northern Kingdom of Israel and later God allowed the wicked Babylonians to capture the Southern Kingdom and destroy the beloved temple and city of Jerusalem. While the fall of Israel was considered a great injustice by God’s “chosen people”, we know that God had a just purpose and He continues with His plan until its completion.
Although it appears some prosper without reason and others experience difficulty undeservedly, God in His sovereignty will ultimately judge the earth and all who have lived. Nothing catches God by surprise or escapes him and nothing can thwart His plans.
Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the LORD, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his truth. Psalm 96:10-13
Then men will say, “Surely the righteous still are rewarded; surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:11
Because God is just, we find peace knowing through Christ all evil will ultimately be judged.