Friday, January 7, 2022

Daily Devotion: Why God Loves: Judgment

Bible Reading: Isaiah 61:1-8 

Key Verse: Verse 8 - For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.”

Key Words: For I the Lord love judgment

God loves judgment because His judgment is done through truth while man’s judgment will, on occasion, fall far short of truth; for example, when Jezebel had two false witnesses who accused Naboth of blaspheming God and the king.  As a result, Naboth was stoned to death – total injustice!  But God, Who knows all, judged Jezebel and declared her guilty.  Her body was cast off the balcony and the dogs ate her flesh.  As horrible as it may sound, God’s judgment was just, for if you take a man’s life, your life is required.  God’s judgment is true.

Once, when Calvin Coolidge was Vice President and presiding over the Senate, an altercation arose between two senators.  Tempers flared and one senator told the other to “go straight to hell.”  The offended senator stormed from his seat, marched down the aisle and stood before Mr. Coolidge who was silently leafing through a book.

“Mr. President,” he said, “Did you hear what he said to me?”

Coolidge looked up from his book and said calmly, “You know, I’ve been looking through the rule book and you don’t have to go.”

It’s your call, you know.  And that is what makes God’s judgment just.  His judgment is based upon the decisions we make and He Judges in truth.  No wonder He loves His judgment, and so should we!

What to do:
✞ Remember God loves judgment because His judgments are based on the truth.  Now, we should rejoice in that.

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