Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face. Psalm 89:14
Balancing life is very difficult for most people. Things tend to swing all the way one way or the other, and often very quickly. Moods and circumstances change on a regular basis, causing people to change how one acts or reacts to what is occurring. How a person feels in the moment determines how much mercy or truth that will be displayed during a situation. There is rarely a consistent solid balance in how people deal with things.
In talking about God, Ethan the Ezrahite says that righteousness and justice are the base foundation of His throne, and that mercy and truth are always with Him.
Doing the right thing and having justice at the same time is difficult for most people. Then adding in mercy and truth complicates the matters even more so.
God is always seeking for perfect actions, words and thoughts in everyone who follows Him. He will never act or say the wrong thing and will always guide His people on the correct path.
However, at the same time, God demands perfect justice. There is a price to be paid for sinning, doing something wrong, against God. That price is death, and God’s holiness demands it. People will try to hide the truth of their sin behind excuses, but God sees and knows the truth.
Although every person deserves to die because of sin, God’s love and mercy now steps in to remove those sins. Jesus, the perfect example of mercy, died on the cross to pay the death penalty for each and every sin. In mercy, He removes the sin so that people can have eternal life with God. This is where God balances perfect righteousness and justice, mercy and truth in the lives of every person.
You have different areas of your life that you have to work on to balance. Among those areas are righteousness and justice, mercy and truth. These need to be balanced in your own personal life and in your dealing with others. On your own, you will fail, but if you lean on God and seek His ways of how to live your life and how He works with you, God can show you how to bring in the correct balance and be more like Jesus each day.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God’s righteousness, justice, mercy and truth; that God will guide you in how to balance His ways correctly in your life; and that you will treat others and yourself as God treats you.
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