Sunday, January 10, 2021

1 Peter 2:23, Revelation 16:7 NIV 2011

When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

And I heard the altar respond: “Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments.”

The apostle Peter described Christ as perfect in verse twenty-two. And yet Jesus was insulted as He hung on the cross. Isaiah 53:7, “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter.” Jesus is the Lamb of God. Psalm 9:4, “For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge.” John wrote of God’s judgement. Revelation 19:2, “for true and just are his judgments.” Peter and John present the same facts regarding justice. The Lord God Almighty judges all people justly.

I remember a friend stating, “Don’t be so judgmental.” It took me a while to reflect on what exactly I’d just said. It’s been a constant quest for me to check the way I respond to those in my purview. I was given the gift of salvation not because I deserved it but because I asked Jesus to be my Savior. Judging those around me is not my job. Remaining in His Word I rest in the power of our Great God. God is the final arbiter of justice for all.

What judgment do we deserve?

Thankful daily He’s our judge,

S

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