God is a Just God


He Hath Said

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1John 1:9

When the soul is seriously impressed with the conviction of its guilt, when terror and alarm get hold upon it concerning the inevitable consequences of its sin, the soul is afraid of God. It dreads at that time every attribute of divinity. But most of all the sinner is afraid of God’s justice. “Ah,” saith he to himself, “God is a just God; and if so, how can He pardon my sins? for my iniquities cry aloud for punishment, and my transgressions demand that His right hand should smite me low. How can I be saved? Were God unjust, He might forgive: but, alas! He is not so, He is severely just. ‘He layeth justice to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.’ He is the…

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