The God of Justice

The God of Justice

Series: Navigating Transitions

August 27, 2023

Speaker: Dr. Jason Atchley

Romans 3:25-31


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Wayne and Elliot Grudem help us understand God’s righteousness and justice saying, “God always acts in accordance with what is right, for he himself is the final standard of what is right. As judge of the world, he will do what is right" (Gen. 18:25).

Deuteronomy 32:4, “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.”

A.W. Tozer points out that, “Justice is indistinguishable from righteousness in the Old Testament…it means uprightness or rectitude…justice is not something God has. Justice is something that God is.”



1. God Justifies Sinners

With His justice satisfied and His love unleashed, sinners are declared righteous when they put their faith in Jesus.

Charles Spurgeon once said, “Ah, sinner, if God punish not thy sin, he has ceased to be what He has always been—the severely just, the inflexibly righteous."

Love and justice are not two separate attributes competing with one another.



2. God’s Righteousness Pursues Us

John 3:17-18, “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”

For God to be righteous and just, he must judge sin—from the big sins to the small sins. Justice has to right wrongs.

God’s righteousness and justice are constant, and he is a living God, still at work in the world.


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