God is Just Deut. 32:4 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
God is just. Deut 32:4 says, “… a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.” Is 45:21 says, “… a just God and a Saviour; there is none else.”
As a just God, the Lord demands justice. He cannot let iniquity, transgression, sin and injustice pass. He judges everything. Ecc 12:14 says, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” And when he judges, his judgments are always righteous [Ps 19:9]. The Lord is absolutely true and faithful in his judgment because he lets you know ahead of time exactly how he is going to judge matters. The basis of his judgment is the written word of God [Jn 12:48]. You cannot plead ignorance. To disregard or reject his recorded words is to put yourself at a total disadvantage in your judgment. Ignorance is no excuse.
God is just with sinners. The Lord has made the supreme sacrifice of his Son as a demonstration of his wonderful mercy to us in order that no sinner in the world should be without salvation. He poured out his entire wrath against sin on his Son [Is 53]. Thus, he is just to let a sinner who has received Jesus escape from the consequences of judgment against his sin since God has already judged our sins upon Jesus [1 Pet 2:24; 1 Pet 3:18; Heb 10:10-14; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 Cor 6:11]. We are justified in Christ and will never face a judgment for our sins whereby we could be sent to hell [Rom 5:9]. Our judgment is finished in Christ [Jn 19:30].
God is just with saints. The lives of saints are judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ [Rom 14:10-12]. At this judgment the Lord will judge everything in our lives whether good or bad [2 Cor 5:10; Col 3:24-25]. He brings it all into judgment, even the words [Matt 12:36]. The works that survive this judgment will be rewarded and the works that don’t will be burned up [1 Cor 3:11-15]. God has given us the instructions on what we are to be doing for him as his servants and he lays out the rewards that are available and the conditions for receiving those rewards. The terms of his judgment will be no surprise to anyone but those who refuse to read them and do them [Jas 1:22].
God will be just with you. If you are a sinner trying to justify yourself by your own righteousness you will wind up in hell at your judgment [Lk 16:14-15; Matt 23:33; Rom 10:3-4; Rev 20:11-15]. You can escape this tragic eternity if you will receive Jesus Christ today [Rom 10:13]. Heaven with him for eternity is far better than hell with the devil, don’t you agree?