What do these things have in common?
Many people today are lifting their voices and screaming, “We want to see justice! Justice in the home and the return of the father. Justice among children, and an end to child abuse. Justice among women and the end of sex trafficking. Justice within society, with racial, sexual, and gender equality.”
“Justice!” The world is demanding justice, as though justice is an answer for mankind.
Actually, it is. Justice is the answer for man, and a necessity for world peace.
Did you figure out what those things have in common?
Justice. Each one has something to do with justice.
Please follow my line of thinking: Justice requires judgment – Judgment requires sentence – Sentence requires execution – so, Justice requires execution.
Execution – Death. Justice requires death.
Everyone of the things mentioned are symbols of justice being meted out. Justice.
The rainbow, the promise of God to never destroy the earth by water, was positioned in the sky after all the earth’s inhabitants DIED except for 8 people and a bunch of birds and critters.
Salt, more specifically, a pillar of salt, signifies the destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and the whole surrounding valley. Everyone DIED except for 3 people.
Gold, a wonderful metal for creating jewelry, but not so great when making a milkshake. Moses, upon seeing the golden calf Aaron had made, ground up the gold and made the idolaters drink it. Afterward, the second part of justice was executed, along with the idolaters. They all DIED.
Drought, a sad weather related phenomenon. Especially when it’s used as a judgment against a group of people who worshipped the god of rain and fertility; Baal. Many DIED, but not Elijah.
Whip, used for motivating horses and cattle to move along. Also used for punishment, making the recipient of such a lashing wish they had DIED.
The nail was used for building things, piercing ears as a sign of ownership, and attaching a sinless savior to a cross. He didn’t die directly because of the nail, but it held him there long enough until he DIED.
The worm? Along with its friends and family, consumed the insides of a proud king until he DIED. An angel of God used worms to mete out justice.
This lake isn’t one most people would choose for a vacation. Hardly. This lake is filled with fire and brimstone, into which everyone whose names aren’t written in the Lamb’s book of life are thrown. In THAT lake they will forever WISH they could no longer exist.
The cross is where justice was executed for all mankind. One man, Jesus, DIED, for the sins of us all.
The penalty for all sin, big or little, is DEATH. But Jesus took our sin, our punishment; and justice was served!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.” (John 3:16 – 3:17 NASB)
Do you want justice? Are you screaming for justice?
Come to Jesus and find it!