Jan. 17, 2016
As we returned to our Deuteronomy sermon series this past Sunday, January 17, our senior pastor led us through the first three verses of Deuteronomy 25, where we see how justice is to be carried out among God's people. God is just and desires for his people to be just. God has entrusted his world, his name, his gospel, and his message to us: How well are we keeping this trust? How accurately are we portraying our just God? Where there is injustice in the world, it cannot be laid at the feet of God. We see God call the accused in verse 3 "brother," meaning his punishment should lead to his restoration in the covenant community. The purpose of God's justice is repentance, redemption, restoration. We are all guilty, and the guilty must be punished--that's the beauty of the cross! Jesus took our punishment to satisfy God's justice.