God is Merciful and Just

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We all know God is love and it is shown everywhere in the Bible. To be merciful means to have broad grace. To be just means to be respectably good and fair. These two attributes seem to contradict each other because how can a merciful God judge a person for their wrongdoing or how can someone who hates sin have mercy on the people who do evil? Many atheists question how could a merciful God be just? The answer to this question is Gods mercy is expressed to us through His love. God is a perfect God meaning his justice and mercifulness is also faultless. This paper will focus on comparing and contrasting the attributes God is just and merciful by pointing out the similarities, differences, and by showing ways in which God demonstrates them to mankind. WHAT IS JUST? The meaning to justice is behaving and acting to what is consequently good or fair. The act of justice is based upon equality being that people should get what they deserve. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.” We see here in this verse that God is merciful and in all He does he is just in his discipline. As sinners we fall short of Gods glory and because of this when we commit our wrong doings such as adultery, lying, coveting, thieving, murdering, and worshiping false idols, etc is when we are judged for our sins and according to what God finds just is how we will be persecuted. Justice is an attribute that is showed to us everyday because of His sanctity. Man cannot understand justice if they don’t understand sin, we can try and hide from God or prolong our recognition to our actions because we know Go... ... middle of paper ... ...s. Works Cited Youth Work Magazine. Defining God's Heart of Justice. 26 Nov. 2013. 5 Dec. 2013 . Houdmann, Michael. How do God’s mercy and justice work together in salvation?. . 5 Dec. 2013 . Administrator. Difference Between Justice and Mercy. 31 Dec. 2012. 5 Dec. 2013 . Theopedia. Mercy. 15 Nov. 2013. 5 Dec. 2013 . Slick, Matt. Where does God ever show us mercy?. . 5 Dec. 2013 . Discover God's Character E-Devotionals. Justice and Mercy Satisfied. . 5 Dec. 2013 .

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