GOD, TIlE JUST ONE
By Robert E. Hanna
Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 32:1-4
"He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,just and right is He." How inconceivable to our finite reasoning is the vicarious work of the only just being ever to exist! "For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, thejustfor the unjust, that He rnight bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit" (I Peter 3:18). The beloved old song of faith comes to mind as we ponder this wonder, "Why should He love me so? Why should He love me so? Why should my Savior to Calvary go? Why should He love me so?"
When God saved His enemy, Saul, as he was making havoc of the churches, the chief rebel was informed by the respected Jew, Ananias, "The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know His will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of His mouth. For thou shalt be His witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard" (Acts 22:14, 15). The Just One would be speaking to Paul from heaven as He had suffered the death of crucifixion, been buried and had risen to ascend to sit at the right hand of the Father.
Those responsible for the cruel slaying of the Son of God were roundly censored for their act by the Apostle Peter. "Ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer be granted unto you; and killed the Prince oflife, whom God hath raised from the dead" (Acts 3:14,15). How thankful we should be for this unspeakable gift, "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus!" (Romans 3:24).
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