King Of Justice (Isaiah 9:6)
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this."
- Isaiah 9:6-7
And so we look at today...
King Of Justice
We're told in this passage that the Messiah would be establish His Kingdom and would uphold it with "justice".
Justice is something we say we all want,
but in reality,
we only want justice when we're wronged.
Now when we might face the punishment.
There's always "someone else who's worse."
Well, God's standard is perfection,
And none of fulfill that requirement.
So all those times you've wanted a better justice system,
A more complete justice for those who have wronged you and loved ones.
Don't worry, we'll get it.
The Messiah, Jesus, is the King Of Justice and will perfectly judge all wrongs.
So much wrong has been done.
And Jesus promises that none of it will go without retribution.
And He's already started the process.
Tomorrow's post will go into this more fully,
but it can't be said enough:
Jesus has taken our punishment for us,
So that whoever believes in Him
May receieve life instead of the justice we all deserve.
This is what Christmas is all about.
It's the day that God came down,
To live a perfect life
And trade our judgement, our punishment,
For His righteousness.
"For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
- 2 Corinthians 5:21
"Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law
by becoming a curse for us, for it is written,
“Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”"
It's from this "great exchange"
God's righteousness, for our sin
That God remains perfectly just
Yet He displays His great love and mercy for us.
And since we've experienced such great mercy and love from our perfectly just God - let us also pass on that mercy and love to those around us.