An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Judge with Joy

(Proverbs 21:15 KJV)  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

This verse brings so many directions to my mind.  Just look at all the key words.  For today I want to focus on the concept of “judgement” (justice NASB) (4941).

One of the first things that comes to mind is that when we stand before God, if we are covered by the Blood, we will not be receiving judgement or justice.  We will be granted mercy.  Jesus paid the price demanded by justice.  We were sinners but now we have been justified, regenerated, adopted an sanctified.  Did I leave any glorious words out? 

This is why justice can bring joy to the heart of the believer. 

At the same time we are expected to do judgement.  Notice in the NASB this is “justice.”  We are salt and light in this world.  We are part of the city on the hill.  We are supposed to make a difference because we have been redeemed.  When you are out camping and need to take water from the stream you must purify it.  You don’t purify it to pour it back onto the ground.  You purify it so that you can use it.  In the same way, we are redeemed so we can make a difference in our world.

So?  If you are one of God’s adopted children, act like it.  Justice means dealing fairly and honestly.  It means displaying courtesy instead of contempt.  It means acting, today, like you really mean it.  Change your corner of the world.  God has his eye on the rest.

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