That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
Genesis 18:25 (KJV)
One of the rhetorical questions of scriptures is before us today, “will not the Judge of all the earth do right?” The truth is He will, even when we are not just and right in asking. Abraham interceded for Sodom, asking and pleading God not to destroy the city due to its corrupt practices if perhaps some righteous people might still be there. Though so unsure Abraham stayed in faith, knowing that God is just, He will not destroy both the righteous with the unrighteous.
Of course God proved that He was just and did right by sparing the life of Lot and his family, though they were not up to ten righteous people found, God came through for the sake of His name and character to do right. He rescued Lot and his family that were living there.
Sometimes when faced with issues like natural disaster and pandemics we are tempted to ask how just is God at times like that, at times like that it would be good to remember the story of Jesus in Luke 13:1-5 that disasters are part of a broken world not God’s judgement, and people who survive didn’t survive because they were righteous, they survived because of God’s mercies.
My declaration and confession: Lord, today I come to you not in my own righteousness, but through the righteousness of Christ Jesus. I judge you faithful to do right.
Ignite Thought: No one is ruined by the justice of God but those that hate to depend on the righteouness of God!