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GOD IS JUST (Day 55)

Because GOD IS JUST, He will always be fair.

Preparation: What does a judge do? What does it take to be a good judge?

If you were accused of a crime you didn't commit, what kind of judge would you hope to present your case?

Today, we're beginning the adventure of discovering that God is the best Judge ever!
Read the Bible Memory Verse below.

"The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame."
(Zephaniah 3:5)
Is it possible for a human judge to ALWAYS be just and fair? Why or why not?

What keeps a judge from being just and fair? ( He doesn't always know all the facts; he can be pressured to make the wrong judgment by someone more powerful; he is a sinner himself.)

When you walk into most courtrooms, you will find that the place where the judge sits is higher than any other seat in the room. The judge sits higher as a symbol of authority and power. When someone is on trial, his or her fate is in the hands of the judge. This can be a good thing or a bad thing.

Justice is not a way of life that God tries to fit within. He did not have to go to law school to learn how to apply the law. His justice comes out of His inner being and is based on His
holiness, truthfulness, and righteousness.

"The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works." ( Psalm 145:17)

God cannot be bribed or corrupted because His judgments are grounded in integrity. Because He has all the facts at His disposal, He cannot be fooled. His decisions are always based upon absolute truth. And when God pronounces judgment, He has the power to carry out the punishment.

Read again and think about this week's Bible Memory Verse.
  • "The just LORD is in the midst thereof ..." - When we are treated wrong by others, the pure, holy, and just nature of God is by our side. He is only a prayer away; His promised presence is a comfort when we trust in His justice.
  • "... He will not do iniquity ..." - When God does not respond when we want Him to, it seems like everything in life is wrong. However, God always does what is right.
  • "... every morning doth he bring his judgment to light ..." - When God does not respond when we want Him to, it seems like justice is lost. However, God is working all around us every day, if we choose to see it and give Him thanks.
  • "...He faileth not ..." - When God does not respond when we want Him to, it seems like He has failed us, but God never fails.
  • "... but the unjust knoweth no shame." - The unjust will continue in their sin and are not ashamed to do so openly. We must not act like them. Instead, seek the Lord, and He will guide your way.

God will always be fair and just and deal with those that are unjust towards us.

Because God is Just, He is the Perfect Judge, and we can trust in His decisions.

Talk with God about how you feel about Him being the Perfect Judge.

adapted from Discover God 4 Kids
A Sample Prayer to Conclude Your Time
Heavenly Father,
You are our God and our Rock; Your work is perfect. Everything You do is just and fair. You are a faithful God who does no wrong; Thank You for Your many kindnesses toward us. Guide us in Your Word to follow Your ways when we are tempted to live life on our own.
In Jesus' Name we pray, Amen.