Word to the Wise | “Jesus is on our Side”

Somebody asked me once if I thought that God was a just God.  I said that the question needed to be answered in two ways.  First, “If you are wondering whether God will deal with those that have not received Jesus as savior with justice, the answer to that question is YES.  The lost will receive the penalty they deserve for their sins.  Not one of them will be able to claim that God was unfair or unjust against them.”

The second answer goes like this.  “However, if you are asking if God is just with His children, the answer to that question is a resounding NO.”  Allow me to explain.  God deals with those who have received Jesus with grace and grace is not about justice.  Grace is the exact opposite of justice.  Grace is NOT receiving what we deserve.  Grace is receiving what we do not deserve—God’s favor.  God is on our side.  He is not just when it comes to us.  He is gracious.

Pastor Luis Scott
Ambassadors of Christ Fellowship
(03/13/09)

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, student, uncle and pastor in Columbus, Georgia. I am also an occasional blogger and growing twitter user.

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