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All In Devotional by Stacy Davis - God is Just

Family Fun Icebreaker: Where is your favorite peaceful place to sit and think?

Question: What is God’s Character?

Today’s Big Idea: God is Just

The justice of God is another characteristic that defines Him. Justice, in these passages, means God’s fair judgment. God is a just judge. He decides between right and wrong, and His choice is always right. God directs you between right and wrong. He knows it can be hard for you to see the right decision sometimes, so He helps you by providing His Word to give you guidance. Since God is a just judge, He must judge sin; sin is anything that opposes God’s moral law. Scripture explains that all who sin against God pay a penalty for their sin. The penalty is death or separation from God (Romans 6:23). God shares that He set up His law to define sin for you, helping you to see your need for Him. He knows you lack the ability to keep His laws on your own, and He gives you the tools to keep His laws through His Word.

Talk with God: Read the scriptures aloud.

He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is! Deuteronomy 32:4 NLT

He leads the humble in justice, and He teaches the humble His way. Psalm 25:9 NASB

He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the loving kindness of the LORD. Psalm 33:5 NASB

Walk with God: Read aloud and discuss.

God is a just judge of sin. He wants you to recognize sin in your life. Comparing yourself to someone else who can do everything perfectly causes you to notice all of your imperfections. God hopes that you see your need for help when you look at Him. As you realize the high standard that He sets for you is very difficult to attain on your own, He desires for you to turn to Him for guidance. He wants you to see that you need Him to help you.

Discuss with your family: How well do you think that you judge the sin in your own life? What do you think you can improve

Prayer suggestion: Pray for God to help you see His just judgments for the things you question.

I will be praying for you!