Justice and Mercy

“Jesus’ God-given destiny was to be the sacrifice to take away sins, and now he is our mercy seat because of his death on the cross. We come to him for mercy, for God has made a provision for us to be forgiven by faith in the sacred blood of Jesus. This is the perfect demonstration of God’s justice, because until now, he had been so patient—holding back his justice out of his tolerance for us. So he covered over the sins of those who lived prior to Jesus’ sacrifice. And when the season of tolerance came to an end, there was only one possible way for God to give away his righteousness and still be true to both his justice and his mercy—to offer up his own Son. So now, because we stand on the faithfulness of Jesus, God declares us righteous in his eyes!” Romans 3:25-26 TPT

Before this earth was made
God new we would reject Him
Knew we would go our own way
End up in bondage to sin
So He planned our salvation
Gave His Son our destiny
To die for our sin
And set us all free

All of God’s judgement
For all of our sin
Was taken by Jesus
Into death with Him
Now that He has risen
To God’s right hand
We can rest in His mercy
Cleansed and forgiven through His blood

God’s perfect justice
Can be seen in Jesus’ actions
Paying the price for our sin
For every infraction 
No further penance or price
Needs to be paid
For in Jesus our perfect lamb
All sinful man went to the grave

God’s love and mercy
Can be seen in Jesus risen
To God’s right hand
In the throne room of heaven
Where He grants us the mercy
To sit with Him
As sons of God eternal
Fully righteous in Him

In the faithfulness of Jesus
We can take our stand
On Him we can depend
To release in us His kingdom
For as He is God’s Beloved
Holy, pure and righteous 
So He gifts all that to us
As One with Him He makes us

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