God is Just

God is Just

I. Misconceptions of God’s justice

    A. Suffering is the result of sin (Job 1:1, 9-11, 20; 4:7-8; 8:5-6; 11:13-20; John 9:1-2; Luke 13:1-5)
    B. Original sin (Ezekiel 18:20)
    C. Predestination (Acts 10:34-35; 1 Peter 1:17)

II. Scriptural conceptions of God’s justice

    A. Justice affirmed by inspiration (Psalm 7:11-13; 33:4-5; Isaiah 61:8; Deuteronomy 10:17-18)
    B. Sodom (Genesis 18:16-32)
    C. The golden calf (Exodus 32:1-6; 34:6-7) and the refusal to take Canaan (Numbers 14:11-12, 18-19)

III. How do we respond to God’s justice?

    A. If we are not living according to His will, with terror (Romans 11:22)
    B. If we are faithful, with trust (Hebrews 11:6; Romans 8:1)

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