Yes, this question of justice and mercy is one that I will be asking the big man when I get to heaven one day...among many others! But for now, I hold on to the promise of Psalm 23: "surely GOODNESS AND MERCY will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the LORD, FOREVER" Also, I think only the Lord can exercise both goodness and mercy because only he has the capacity to. Just like his agape love...it's something we can never fully comprehend because God doesn't have to divide his heart and divide his love as we humans do. We try and emulate it, by unconditionally loving our spouse, family, and others, but we will always fall short. God has the infinite capacity to love his children unconditionally and show mercy and justice, we unfortunately do not...but because Jesus Christ died for us, we can devote our lives to living for HIM and like him as best we can. Not sure if that made a whole lot of sense!! haha.
Tay, that definitely made sense...but I agree, I think God is the only one who can do balance the two of them fully. Maybe one day, perhaps, we will know and do what he knows and does now.
I'm getting caught up on your blog. This was such a good post!
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