Bible Text: Psalm 75:7 | The Judge
In the United States we have three main Federal Courts
The Supreme Court
The Court of Appeals
The District Courts
In each State we have similar courts but also have several smaller courts that handle specific cases dealing with probate, juvenile, family matters, etc.
All these courts have judges who preside over the cases. In all these courtrooms there are either conservative or liberal judges sitting on the bench.
They may be considered a fair and just judge or the opposite.
But there is a higher Judge who is not of this world.
He is the ultimate Judge.
Everyone will answer to Him one day.
What kind of judge is He?
He is Holy.
The word holiness refers to His separateness, His otherness, the fact that He is unlike any other being. It indicates His complete and infinite perfection.
And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!”
He is Righteous and Just.
It means He always does what is right and good toward all men.
The Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is He.
He is Merciful.
Mercy is not getting what we do deserve – damnation.
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
He is Gracious.
Grace is getting what we don’t deserve – eternal life.
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.