Romans 5:6-8 (NIV)
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
By human standards of equity and fairness, would this passage qualify as justice?
How would you see God’s justice at work here?
“Jesus embodied justice throughout his life. And yet Jesus would ultimately display justice in the most shocking way. He brought about justice not by punishing the wicked but by taking their place. On the cross he who was righteous and just died in the place of the wicked and cruel. The judge took the place of the judged. The just died for the unjust. Why? To make us righteous. To make us just.” [Jeremy Treat, Seek First, Kindle location 1951]
The true injustice is created humanity’s unreasonable rejection of loving Creator God – pervasive and systemic since Genesis 3. Here we see justice as the great reversal, God demonstrating his own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!
In thanksgiving, let’s worship to the song “This Is Amazing Grace” (click here) by Phil Wickham.
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for what you’ve done for us, we thank you that your justice completely turned the tables, our lives belong to you now! In Jesus’s name, Amen.