Some folks, when things aren’t going the way they want them to, complain to God, saying, “All I want is justice!” Dear friend, that is something you should never say to God. Today’s devotional explains why. God bless you!
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 51:1Psalm 51:1 ESV
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51 Have mercy on me,[a] O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
“…My friend, if you would be saved, do not try to deal with God upon the footing of justice. If you do, you will have first to say that you have never sinned, and that will be a lie. You will not be able to prove that assertion; your lips, your eyes, your heart, your hands, your whole conduct, will all be witnesses against you, and you must admit that you have sinned. It may be that you will then try to find some excuse for your sin. You say, perhaps, that you could not help it. But you might have helped it; you ought to have helped it. Or, possibly, you will try to make out that your sin is very little. But your conscience knows that it is not little; if any one sin has been little, — and I do not think that is possible, — you have added so many other evils to these grains of sin that you cannot count them, and your transgressions are multiplied upon you. No, you will never make out a good case if you appeal to God’s justice; for justice will try you, and condemn you, and cast you off.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 445-446]