How does God’s justice system work in a world filled with chaos and fraud? This is an all important message from the manger that we need to learn and implement in our lives today. Let’s turn our eyes to Who is placed within the manger to learn the workings of God’s justice system.
And Who is placed in that manager on that most holy night? Jesus. And Who is Jesus? He is the Son of God. And what did Father God do with His Son, Jesus Christ? He gave. Let’s turn to the famous Scripture, John 3:16 for further insight. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” This verse of Scripture is packed with how God’s justice system works. Let’s take a few moments to ponder upon its meaning.
For the sake of time, lets turn to Romans 5:19 first which clearly explains to us how sin entered into the world, and the remedy for it, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.” Sin was introduced into our world by Adam (See Adam and Eve’s willful act of disobedience in Genesis 3.), but Jesus Christ came down to this earth in the form of a human being to restore God’s law and order by becoming the supreme sacrifice for our sin. And what an unselfish gift from God Jesus’ saving grace truly is.
John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world”. God is so in love with you that He gave the very best, and most costly gift He could give–His Son, Jesus. And He doesn’t just love you, He loves all people throughout the earth–present, past and future generations. This love He has for us doesn’t mean He approves of our evil, sinful actions, but that He loves us. And this love factor will never change. Romans 5:8 beautifully tells us, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” His love for us is not based upon our actions. He loves us no matter what. Even if we do not love Him, He loves us. And Jesus Christ is God’s gift to the world, but just like any other gift, it has to be opened to benefit the receiver. How do we open up this precious Gift of God? We believe in “The Gift” given to us from the Father.
John 3:16 reveals more to us about God’s justice system and how it operates. It says, “Whoever believes in Him should not perish.” What does it mean to perish? In Strong’s G622 to perish means to be destroyed, to kill, be put to death, given over to misery in hell. This is a very strong word, one that the world doesn’t want to hear–but must hear. And we are the ones that must speak the truth to them in love that there is a heaven and a hell. And that we are the ones responsible to choose our eternal destiny.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Revelation 20:11-15 reveals even more about God’s justice system, “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Sin is the injustice, death is the consequence, and the eternal punishment for sin is hell. Jesus Christ is our Redeemer and Savior from sin, hell and ourselves. And we are the deciding factor–we make the decision of where we will spend our eternity in heaven or in hell. God’s justice system works by our believing or not believing in Him and in His promises. Let’s pray.
Help me to see the truth in Your Word. Holy Spirit, lead me and guide me into all truth concerning the Living Word–Jesus Christ. Help me to rightly discern Your justice system, and how to tap into Your amazing grace that was birthed in a manger so long ago. And even though this event took place so many years ago, the loving power behind His birth has never lost its power. I choose this day to walk in this power of saving grace in the midst of a world filled with chaos and fraud. I tap into your heavenly justice system.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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