Monday, Dec. 19
There’s another side to this injustice issue. Jesus showed us how to deal with injustices in this life, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be a final reckoning. God is merciful and gracious, but He is also holy and can not tolerate sin. Being holy includes being fair. Fairness means reward for doing good, but it also means punishment for doing evil. I admit that I have negative feelings toward those who mocked Jesus during His trial and crucifixion. And I have a very negative feeling for those Jewish leaders who knew the truth about their Messiah and still chose to demand His death. But my heart is softened a bit and my negative feelings tend to subside when I think about what they will have to face when this life is over. All my feelings are irrelevant in view of the fact that they have finished their course in this life and their eternal destiny is sealed. But for those who are unrepentant in our own world today, we need to go further. We need to do all we can to snatch them from the fate that is theirs without Christ.