Justice and Love: Psalm 7

“I will thank the Lord because He is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.” -Psalm 7:17

Meditating on this passage recently, here are a few thoughts that came to mind.

– Love without choice is not love, but slavery. Choice without consequences is not choice, but an illusion. Consequences out of scope with their cause, are either pointless gestures or miscarriages of justice.
– Love is not love without the potential for hate. Forgiveness is meaningless without the possibility of damnation. They each of them exist as a function of their opposites.
– God’s love brings comfort and rest. His justice brings security and gratefulness that His love actually means something.
– Because of this, I say God’s justice is just as lovely as His love.


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