I want justice. I think we all do deep down inside. Am I ready for the justice that Jesus will hand out at the end of the day? This may not be what I am expecting. I need to follow Jesus and obey Him. That is the safe path to justice.
God is God and has given authority to King Jesus, the anointed one, to judge. Jesus will do it with all righteousness because He alone can stand perfectly before God.
Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible.
Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. | Revelation 19:11
God’s own righteousness is provided as a gift to sinners who accept Jesus the Messiah as their Savior and is based upon His grace and mercy in response to our faith.
God’s mercy and grace are not in spite of His justice, but because of it. He loved us so much that despite the fact that our sin demands our death, He sent His Son to be our substitute upon the cross, thus demonstrating that His justice was not violated, but instead satisfied.