Welcome to Day 11 of our 31 Attributes of God series! If you missed a day, you can find all of our posts right here. Be sure to grab the accompanying free printable here (no email address required!) and join us for today's study!
I absolutely love the way God's many attributes dovetail and compliment one another in a beautiful kaleidoscope that reveals Himself to us in such a neat and detailed way!
Yesterday, we looked at God's jealousy, an attribute that may rub us wrong on the surface. But God can be righteously jealous because He is also just. The online dictionary describes just as "behaving according to what is morally right and fair." If we trust that God is morally right and fair - and we do - then we can rest assured that His jealousy is just.
The world wants everything to be fair or equal - fairness in job situations and pay grade, equality in marriage and opportunity. In this life, nothing is going to be perfectly fair or completely equal. (And if we're absolutely honest with ourselves, we'd realize that we have been given so much more than we deserve - life may not seem fair, but in actuality, all we deserve is eternal separation from our Heavenly Father.)
But with God, He alone is absolutely just and fair. When life feels unfair, we can run to His loving arms, knowing once again that He will use whatever unfair situation we're in for our good and His glory.
I love this verse in Deuteronomy 32:4 - "He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He" (NKJV). What a privilege it is to serve a just God!
Today's Assignment: The book of Deuteronomy is full of Biblical gems like the verse above, but it's often overlooked or thought of as dry and boring. Why not go on a Scripture treasure hunt through it to see what other verses about God's attributes you can find?