God Is Just And Must Punish Injustice

Big Truth:

God Is Just And Must Punish Injustice

Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 25:8; Isaiah 45:22-25; 61:8; Jeremiah 9:23-24; Amos 5:21-24

Bible Verse:

As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Romans 14:11

Big Ideas:

  • God is just and holy in all that He does.
  • God must oppose and fight against injustice.
  • As sinners, we are unjust enemies of God.
  • The punishment for sin is eternal separation from God.
  • The only way for God to be just and forgiving toward sinners is through a substitute.

Bible Story:

Matthew 21:33-46

Jesus tells a story of some very evil tenants who are the enemies of the master of their land. In this story we see the story of God’s redemption. We are like the tenants who rob their master and murder his son. We also know that God is just and He must punish injustice.


God Is Satisfied – God Gives A Substitute

God is holy and just. Everything He does is right and good. In His holiness and justice, He must punish injustice. His righteous wrath (anger against sin) must be satisfied. Sin and rebellion cannot be ignored or looked over. It must be dealt with, and we as guilty sinners deserve God’s wrath to be poured out on us. Thankfully, God, in His mercy, chose to forgive us. The only way He could do this was by punishing Jesus in our place. He sent His Son to be a substitute for our sin in order to rescue us. Jesus bore the punishment that we deserve.

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Every child should know that:

  • God is satisfied in Himself
  • God does not need anything and is not dependent on anyone
  • God is satisfied through Jesus who died as our substitute

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Every child should be able to:

  • Recognize some things that they need and remember that God does not need anything

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Every child should feel:

  • Awe that God does not need anything

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Every child should want to:

  • Have a relationship with God because He is satisfied through His substitute