Saturday, June 25, 2011

GOD WILL NOT ACQUIT THE WICKED


“The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked.”
(Nahum 1:3)

God will not acquit the wicked. This is a clear statement of the strict and perfect justice of God. God not only has a just and holy hatred for sin, but He also will judge it accordingly. God’s justice is perfect, not tainted and flawed like that of fallen men. Every sin, every transgression, every rebellion will meet the justice of God!

Where does that leave you and I?

We’re guilty of all the above.

Guilty!

And God has already said that He would not at all acquit the wicked. The answer is found in the precious name of Jesus. Representing the family of God while on the Cross, Jesus took our sins upon Himself.

He was not at all acquitted!

The just Judge did not “go easy” on Him. He suffered the due penalty for all of our dark, dirty sin. The blackness of our iniquity became His, and He suffered.

Oh, how He suffered!

Rejoice, believer in Christ. Rejoice, for you can have the assurance that the Just Judge has rightly and properly declared you righteous, free from guilt and sin.

Who can lay anything to the charge of God’s elect when God has justified?

His justice and grace have both been displayed through the Cross.

By Timothy Guess

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