God steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy.

 I will sing of steadfast love and justice;         to you, O LORD, I will make music. Psalm 101:1 ESV God intermixeth mercy with affliction: he steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy; there was no night so dark, but Israel had a pillar of fire in it; there is no … More God steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy.

Piper: God will have the last say. I defer to God.

  “While being reviled, He [Jesus] did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously.”—1 Peter 2:23 John Piper, in a sermon “How To Suffer for Doing What Is Right” Here is one of the most important keys to how patient endurance of unjust … More Piper: God will have the last say. I defer to God.

Spurgeon: When the dispensers of law have dispensed with justice

God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver … More Spurgeon: When the dispensers of law have dispensed with justice

Are you counting on your good deeds to outweigh your bad deeds?

Let me be weighed in a just balance, and let God know my integrity!  Job 31:6 Job is willing to have his life actions be placed on a scale….and not just any scale, in the balances of God.  God’s balance is a just balance.   Job is confident that if he comes out on the short end,  he is … More Are you counting on your good deeds to outweigh your bad deeds?