The Impartiality Of God

In this fallen world, we often see those in authority turn a blind eye to justice. Human beings are often partial, showing favoritism to certain people for various selfish reasons. We often lose heart when we see justice perverted, but we can take heart in the fact that God is an impartial judge, and will make the right judgement. Their are no favorites with God in this respect.

For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. (Deut 10:17)

Wherefore now let the fear of the Lord be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. (2 Chron 19:7)

We can turn to the New Testament and see that God is consistent. He has not changed, He is still impartial in His judgement.

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. ( Acts 10:34-35)

Who will render to every man according to his deeds: to them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath. Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; but glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; for there is no respect of persons with God. (Romans 2:6-11)

These verses show us what God desires of us. He desires us to live right, to serve Him. Clean hands and a pure heart go together. They cannot be separate. A pure heart will produce good works, and dirty hands are a sure sign of a heart that is not pure. There are many who claim the name “Christian” but are not living in keeping with that name.

Peter writes,

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear. (1 Peter 1:15-17)

This is an admonition for us as believers. We must not allow complacency to set in, nor must we give way to temptation, but we must be ever so diligent to pass our time upon this earth in the fear of the Lord. This is not a legalistic dread that drives us to obedience with a whip, but it is a holy fear, the knowledge of who God is, who we are, and how must we relate to Him. He who is holy has called us to be holy in how we live our lives. All that we do is to be pleasing to God.

Peter goes on to state that we were redeemed by Christ’s precious blood. With this in mind, how could we be so careless as to fall back into the world.

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