God is “just” which means he must pronounce judgment on all the unjust. No injustice can go without judgment being pronounced.
There is a great example of justice and judgment found in Reader’s Digests “Strange Stories.”
Dr. Charles Meyer, a German druggist and an educated man, was often called upon to settle disputes in the lawless town of Tucson, Arizona, in the mid-1800s. He owned two books—perhaps the only two in town. Both were in German. One was about setting broken bones; the other was a material medica, dealing with medicinal drugs.
Meyer became the town’s justice of the peace and set up court in his drugstore. When confronted with a difficult case, he would open his material medica and study it solemnly. Then he would declare something like, “I find here a case quite similar to the one we face. It says that the plaintiff is correct and the defendant is guilty and owes him $1. Case dismissed.”
People seldom challenged Meyer’s decisions. If they did, he doubled the fine. A lawyer once demanded a trial by jury. “What is a jury?” Meyer asked. When told, he sentenced the client to two weeks on a chain gang, cleaning the streets and removing sewage. The lawyer got one week. The druggist-justice asked, “Now, how do you like that trial by jury?”
Another time, after Meyer and a friend had been stopped by the town marshal for exceeding the five-mile-an-hour speed limit behind a team of spirited horses, he fined his friend $15, then doffed his robe, stood before the bench, and fined himself $25.
No injustice went unpunished. So it is with God. Be sure your sin will find you out. A just God must always carry out just judgment. I’m not sure about you, but it makes me think twice before acting.
What to do:
✞ Remember—all injustices are known by God. So think twice!
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