About 1000 years ago Anselm asked God this question, “How dost Thou spare the wicked if Thou art just, supremely just?” In other words, how does God justify a wicked man and still be just? That is our big question to answer this week. Realize that God is perfectly just and perfectly merciful —He has no conflict between these qualities as we do so He can be just and merciful at the same time. When Christ died for us He made it possible for us to receive justice and mercy all at the same time because He changed our moral situation from “guilty” to “innocent” –at least, for everyone that embraces His substitutionary death for them.
“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 What an overwhelming and blessed thought!
I’m so looking forward to discussing in great depth the justice of God tomorrow morning with you.
Don’t forget Jorge Whitaker and Naomi Suko’s wedding this coming Saturday Oct. 21st at 2pm. You are invited!!