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God Is Righteous When He Judges

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1. God is faithful when He judges unbelieving Jews.
a. The advantage of being a Jew. Romans 3:1-2; Acts 7:37–43
Romans 3:1–2 NKJV
What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God.
Acts 7:37–43 NKJV
“This is that Moses who said to the children of Israel, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear.’ “This is he who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the Angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our fathers, the one who received the living oracles to give to us, whom our fathers would not obey, but rejected. And in their hearts they turned back to Egypt, saying to Aaron, ‘Make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.’ And they made a calf in those days, offered sacrifices to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned and gave them up to worship the host of heaven, as it is written in the book of the Prophets: ‘Did you offer Me slaughtered animals and sacrifices during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel? You also took up the tabernacle of Moloch, And the star of your god Remphan, Images which you made to worship; And I will carry you away beyond Babylon.’
Steven addresses the Jewish Leaders.
b. What if some do not believe? Romans 3:3-4; Numbers 23:19; Psalm 51:1-4
Romans 3:3–4 NKJV
For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.”
Numbers 23:19 NKJV
“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Psalm 51:1–4 NKJV
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight— That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
2. God is righteous when He judges unbelieving Jews.
a. God is not unjust to inflict His wrath. Romans 3:5-6; Genesis 18:25; Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Chronicles 19:7
Romans 3:5–6 NKJV
But if our unrighteousness demonstrates the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust who inflicts wrath? (I speak as a man.) Certainly not! For then how will God judge the world?
Genesis 18:25 NKJV
Far be it from You to do such a thing as this, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
Deuteronomy 32:4 NKJV
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, A God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.
2 Chronicles 19:7 NKJV
Now therefore, let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take care and do it, for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, no partiality, nor taking of bribes.”
i. Where does God’s right to judge come from?
1. He has the right to judge the world because He created the world.
2. He has the right to judge Israel because He made a covenant with Israel.
ii. God’s judgment is Just!
b. Why I am still judged as a sinner? Romans 3:7-8
Romans 3:7–8 NKJV
For if the truth of God has increased through my lie to His glory, why am I also still judged as a sinner? And why not say, “Let us do evil that good may come”?—as we are slanderously reported and as some affirm that we say. Their condemnation is just.
i. How can God profit from our demise? He is supposed to profit from my salvation.
ii. You are really dumb! For real! You are so dumb!
iii. Criminal saying defund the police? Why? Cause their supposed to protect the community and instead they are arresting me! Are you breaking the law? Yeah, but I’m trying to not get caught and part of the community! I need protection!
3. We are all sinners before God!
a. Are Jews better than Greeks? Romans 3:9-10
Romans 3:9–10 NKJV
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
b. Old Testament confirms the sinfulness of man. Romans 3:11-18; Psalm 14:1-3; Ecclesiastes 7:20; Psalm 140:1-3; Psalm 10:7; Isaiah 59:1-10; Psalm 36:1
Romans 3:11–18 NKJV
There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God. They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”; “The poison of asps is under their lips”; “Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness.” “Their feet are swift to shed blood; Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace they have not known.” “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
Psalm 14:1–3 NKJV
The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who understand, who seek God. They have all turned aside, They have together become corrupt; There is none who does good, No, not one.
Ecclesiastes 7:20 NKJV
For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin.
Psalm 140:1–3 NKJV
Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men; Preserve me from violent men, Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
Psalm 10:7 NKJV
His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and oppression; Under his tongue is trouble and iniquity.
Isaiah 59:1–10 NKJV
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity. No one calls for justice, Nor does any plead for truth. They trust in empty words and speak lies; They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity. They hatch vipers’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; He who eats of their eggs dies, And from that which is crushed a viper breaks out. Their webs will not become garments, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Therefore justice is far from us, Nor does righteousness overtake us; We look for light, but there is darkness! For brightness, but we walk in blackness! We grope for the wall like the blind, And we grope as if we had no eyes; We stumble at noonday as at twilight; We are as dead men in desolate places.
Psalm 36:1 NKJV
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
c. The whole world is guilty before God. Romans 3:19-20
Romans 3:19–20 NKJV
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Closing Thought
Freedom Convoy by Canadian Truckers
Psalm 10:1–4
Psalm 10:1–4 NKJV
Why do You stand afar off, O Lord? Why do You hide in times of trouble? The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord. The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts.
Raised almost 9 million dollars.
1. Get rid of the trucker vaccine mandate for crossing the border.
2. All vaccine passports terminated so they can move about freely.
3. End to the divisive rhetoric.
“They looked the great reset in the eyes and mounted the great resistance.” Keean Bexte
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