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Summary: To show the difference between divine and human justice system.

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I. EXORDIUM:

What is the difference between Divine and Human Justice?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show the difference between divine and human justice system.

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 18:25 (Amplified Bible)

18:25 Far be it from You to do such a thing—to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, let Your Kingdom reign and rule in earth so that Divine Justice will be delivered not human injustice. LORD JESUS, You will not fail until You establishes Your justice in the earth, we wait with hope and expectancy for Your laws and direction.

VI. TITLE:

Divine justice vs. human injustice

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)

B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.

C. Purpose: The book of Origins

D. To whom written: People of Israel

E. Main theme: Man's sin and the initial steps taken for his redemption by a divine covenant made with a chosen race whose early history is here portrayed.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

F. Keyword: Beginning

G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise,—Genesis 3:15.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)

3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. DIVINE JUSTICE

1. Treats the righteous differently from the wicked

Genesis 18:25 (Amplified Bible)

18:25 Far be it from You to do such a thing—to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as do the wicked! Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth execute judgment and do righteously?

Genesis 20:4 (Amplified Bible)

20:4 But Abimelech had not come near her, so he said, Lord, will you slay a people who are just and innocent?

Exodus 23:7 (Amplified Bible)

23:7 Keep far from a false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.

Exodus 34:7 (Amplified Bible)

34:7 Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.

1 Kings 8:32 (Amplified Bible)

8:32 Then hear in heaven and do and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked by bringing his guilt upon his own head and justifying the [uncompromisingly] righteous by rewarding him according to his righteousness (his uprightness, right standing with God).

Numbers 14:18 (Amplified Bible)

14:18 The Lord is long-suffering and slow to anger, and abundant in mercy and loving-kindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

Job 4:7 (Amplified Bible)

4:7 Think [earnestly], I beg of you: who, being innocent, ever perished? Or where were those upright and in right standing with God cut off?

Job 8:20 (Amplified Bible)

8:20 Behold, as surely as God will never uphold wrongdoers, He will never cast away a blameless man.

Psalms 18:25 (Amplified Bible)

18:25 With the kind and merciful You will show Yourself kind and merciful, with an upright man You will show Yourself upright,

Psalms 37:28 (Amplified Bible)

37:28 For the Lord delights in justice and forsakes not His saints; they are preserved forever, but the offspring of the wicked [in time] shall be cut off.

Psalms 37:33 (Amplified Bible)

37:33 The Lord will not leave them in their hands, or [suffer them to] condemn them when they are judged.

Psalms 94:15 (Amplified Bible)

94:15 For justice will return to the [uncompromisingly] righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.

Isaiah 11:4 (Amplified Bible)

11:4 But with righteousness and justice shall He judge the poor and decide with fairness for the meek, the poor, and the downtrodden of the earth; and He shall smite the earth and the oppressor with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

Ezekiel 18:20 (Amplified Bible)

18:20 The soul that sins, it [is the one that] shall die. The son shall not bear and be punished for the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear and be punished for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him only, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon the wicked only.

Ezekiel 33:12 (Amplified Bible)

33:12 And you, son of man, say to your people, The uprightness and justice of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression; and as for the wicked lawlessness of the wicked lawless, he shall not fall because of it in the day that he turns from his wickedness, neither shall the rigidly upright and just be able to live because of his past righteousness in the day that he sins and misses the mark [in keeping in harmony and right standing with God].

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