What is Justice?
Civil justice is defined as: “the assignment of merited rewards or punishments; the establishment or determination of rights according to the rules of law or equity, a system of justice; the quality of being just, impartial, or fair questioned the justice of the their decision; or the conformity to truth, fact, or reason.” There is, however, a distinction between civil justice and divine justice. God’s justice is the crossroads of justice, mercy, compassion, grace, law and gospel. Matthew 25 recognizes that with divine justice all people are to be fed. I was hungry and you gave me food. All people are to have clean water. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. All people are to be welcomed. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. All people are to be clothed. I was naked and you gave me clothing. All people are to be cared for. I was sick and you took care of me. All people are to be visited. I was in prison and you visited me. Divine justice is not about rewards or punishments. It is about forgiveness. It is not about fair and balanced. It is about grace. It is not about the administration of the law. It is about the administration of the gospel. Civil justice is defined as the assignment of merited rewards or punishments. Divine justice is defined as the assignment of hope, peace, compassion, grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, comfort, strength, life, and salvation.Add Pingback