Name of God


The LORD the Judge

Abraham pleaded with God before the destruction of Sodom – Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” (Gen18). The LORD is the righteous judge, he sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice (Ps9).

The Creator is the only one worthy to judge his created and one day we will answer to Him and Him alone. For the LORD is our judge; the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; (Isa33). He judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge! (Ps9/50).

We all have a tendency at times to be judge, jury and executioner but Jesus makes it clear, “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven” (Luke6). While it is not our place to judge, we are to be just in all that we do, for this is what the LORD requires of us, to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Mic6).

When the time comes for me to stand before the throne, I hope that I can say as Paul did:

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing” (1Tim1/2Tim4).

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