Whether we complain about the officiating in a basketball game or the outcome of a jury trial, we all long for perfect justice. But experience shows that perfect justice will never be achieved in this life. As long as we are all imperfect human beings, faultless justice will elude us. And so we look to another life where the scales will be balanced. This means all the works of men and women throughout history will have to be brought before the Almighty.
We, therefore, sense the Bible is true when it says, “It is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). And although we may chafe against it, we know God “has fixed a day in which He will judge the world.” We should also be thankful that perfect justice is promised. “He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:31).
But since we are all imperfect, how can we expect to get off scot-free? Christ paid the price of injustice and set the scales right by His death on the cross. Through Christ’s death, God is both “just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26).
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