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?
Jeremiah 51: 20 “You are my hammer and weapon of war: with you I break nations in pieces; with you I destroy kingdoms; 21 with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider; with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer; 22 with you I break in pieces man and woman; with you … More The Master Carpenter
John Piper, in a sermon “How To Suffer for Doing What Is Right” [1 Peter 2]Verse 23: “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.” Here is one of the most important keys to how patient endurance of … More Suffering unjustice? Defer to God
Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you … More Loving Discipline
And when it was day, the Council of elders of the people assembled, both chief priests and scribes, and they led Him away to their council chamber, saying, “If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe; and if I ask a question, you … More Justice denied; but ultimate mercy achieved!
Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight. John Piper, in a 1987 sermon, “The Pleasure of God in Public Justice” The implications here are very far-reaching. But let’s get the specific picture clear in our minds. Suppose you were a merchant in the Old … More False Balances