West Church's Podcast

Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Justice and Only Justice.

November 15, 2020 Hanli Liu
West Church's Podcast
Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Justice and Only Justice.
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West Church's Podcast
Deuteronomy 16:18-20. Justice and Only Justice.
Nov 15, 2020
Hanli Liu

In this short passage, God commands his people to appoint judges and officials who will follow justice instead of taking bribes. Why? It is because God himself is just and delights in justice. God will never take a bribe, but will give to each person what they deserve. When we honestly consider ourselves in light of God's perfection, we must admit we fall so short of being perfect. Here then is our greatest problem: God is just. I am sinful and deserve punishment. How then can I, as a sinner, stand before the just God and not be destroyed?' The answer lies only in the good news of Jesus Christ. May the Lord help every one to receive the salvation that is in Christ. 

Show Notes

In this short passage, God commands his people to appoint judges and officials who will follow justice instead of taking bribes. Why? It is because God himself is just and delights in justice. God will never take a bribe, but will give to each person what they deserve. When we honestly consider ourselves in light of God's perfection, we must admit we fall so short of being perfect. Here then is our greatest problem: God is just. I am sinful and deserve punishment. How then can I, as a sinner, stand before the just God and not be destroyed?' The answer lies only in the good news of Jesus Christ. May the Lord help every one to receive the salvation that is in Christ.