Justice & Judgment Parts 1 & 2 (text) and 3 (text & audio)
Applying God’s principles of Justice and Judgment will allow you to better discern his blessings and opportunities for your life.
**Note: We never recorded Part 1 since this was the first of our recording sessions.
And I recorded Part 2, but it got deleted. I have now changed to a new recording app on my iPhone so that shouldn’t happen again. ;0)
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The notes below are sparse and not developed for mass consumption, rather only for preaching, but it’ll give you an idea and maybe offer additional insights that weren’t covered in the audio. As well, these are notes from parts 1 & 2 that were not recorded.
Future posts will be better formatted, as preparation for both pulpit and Internet become more common.
Thank you for your understanding.
Justice and Judgment
Part 1, 2, 3
Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.
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Learning to do justice is more than just being a judge or a critic, it’s more about standing amidst the fire on a sea of glass. Learning how to judge rightly allows us to take a lot of pressure without cracking.
When you get tested for leadership, they are not looking at how well you perform… they are looking at how well you handle the pressure and HOW YOU REACT!
Rev 15:1-3 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Seven seals, trumpets and bowls. READ…
Rev 16:5-7 5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.
JUST’ICE, noun [Latin justitia, from justus, just.
- The virtue which consists in giving to every one what is his due; practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; honesty; integrity in commerce or mutual intercourse. justice is distributive or commutative. Distributive justice belongs to magistrates or rulers, and consists in distributing to every man that right or equity which the laws and the principles of equity require; or in deciding controversies according to the laws and to principles of equity. Commutative justice consists in fair dealing in trade and mutual intercourse between man and man.
- Impartiality; equal distribution of right in expressing opinions; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit. In criticisms, narrations, history or discourse, it is a duty to do justice to every man, whether friend or foe.
- Equity; agreeableness to right; as, he proved the justice of his claim. This should, in strictness, be justness.
- Vindictive retribution; merited punishment. Sooner or later, justice overtakes the criminal.
- Christ is the fulcrum of Justice, in other words all things are to be done in balance with the Word of God. Which means you need to know the Word of God.
noun: fulcrum; plural noun: fulcra; plural noun: fulcrums
- the point on which a lever rests or is supported and on which it pivots.
- a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.
- “research is the fulcrum of the academic community”
Romans 14:1-6, 10 “Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations (arguments or debate.) For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. Who art thou that judgest another man’s servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.”
1 Cor 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Truth is Justice and it brings about joy, peace and love.
Zechariah 8:16 And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong. 14For thus saith the LORD of hosts; As I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repented not: 15So again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: fear ye not. 16These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD. 18And the word of the LORD of hosts came unto me, saying, 19Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.
For additional training on the specifics of goal-setting in Christ, tune in to the Power Path at okfmbc.org.
Your Christian life will be fulfilling if you will set personal goals that empower you to love God and Others… through Christ.