We have to be careful to remember this truth: Judgment removed is not justice satisfied. We might believe it is at times if we focus on one aspect of the gospel—how we are no longer under God’s judgment. Of course, this is certainly true, gloriously so. And yet, we have to take a step back and look at the gospel more broadly to see God’s justice displayed. God did not just remove judgment from us and cast it aside; He placed it squarely on His Son. God’s full judgment was poured out on Christ. He bore the penalty for our sin. This is why God is just.
When we remember this, we can better understand God’s complete and unwavering justice. He always acts justly because being just is in His nature; it is one of His attributes. In fact, God is justice. Therefore, all He does is just, and this justice is a hallmark of His kingdom. We see it in the gospel—how we become part of His kingdom—and we see it in how He administers His kingdom. All He has done, all He does now as He advances His kingdom, and all He will do when His kingdom comes in fullness is marked by justice.
How does God being just give you confidence and hope in life today?