Friday, August 19, 2011

Justice and Mercy Reconciled

My God demands justice and yet He gives mercy. It begs the question, "How can the two be reconciled?" He sent His Son to take our punishment. The punishment still came, but it was poured out on His Son. A loving parent would never be able to offer up his child to take the punishment of a child molester or a murderer. God the Father did. In doing so, He doled out the punishment but established His mercy simultaniously. History has never repeated the same reconciliation of justice and mercy. Has His mercy taught you a lesson? Introspection would reveal our need to be abundantly merciful to others.

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