Showing posts from February 21, 2016

Forgiveness and Wrath

I woke up early this morning and found myself immersed in an old familiar emotion – intense anger over a blatant injustice. Yesterday a friend of mine relayed a story of being defeated in court, not because it was unclear whether he was in the right or not but on a technicality. It was clear that the court and his opponent knew ahead of time how it would turn out, but they used that system to 'put him in his place' and let him know who had the power.
For most of my life these kinds of stories have infuriated me. I have long assumed this was because I had a keen sense of justice as some other people often feel. The way we think of justice is based however, on a faulty foundation, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, i.e. reward and punishment as the symbol of the scales represents. But what God has been showing me for a number of years is that His justice is very different from the balancing sort of justice we are used to and as a result God's justice sometimes make…