The Judge of All The Earth



Pastor J McNair

Genesis 18:25 is the first explicit bibical reference to God as the great judge of mankind. The Lord had just informed Abraham that he would judge Sodom and Gomorrah for their grievious sin. But Abraham bargained with God, insisting that it would not be fair to destroy the righteous people along with the wicked.

The Psalmist declares that God is the judge of all the earth:

Psa 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth. (KJV)

Psa 75:7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. (KJV)

Psa 96:13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. (KJV)

Solomon declared in the Book of Ecclesiastes:

Ecc 3:17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. (KJV)

The problem of injustice has always been a problem, with great emotion the psalmist Asaph expressed his dilemma with regard to injustice:

Psa 73:2-13 "My feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.... They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.... They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.... Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain"

The world system at times seems to reward the wicked, and this injustice caused Asaph to think that keeping his heart clean was in vain. But when he went into the sanctuary, he then understood the ultimate end of the wicked:

Psa 73:17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end. (KJV)

When one looks around in our time and sees the wicked "prospering" and the church seemingly being abused over and over and everything that is righteous and true being trampled underfoot, it makes one call out for justice. Rest assured that justice will be served for the Word of God declares that the righteous judge of all the earth will:

Ecc 12:14 "bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil".

The fact is strongly supported in the Word of God that God is going to judge this world. The world may think that it is getting away with all the wickedness and corruption that it is promoting and reveling in but the Word of God declares:

Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (KJV)

Rom 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. (KJV)

Somebody once stated, "The wheels of God's judgement grind exceedingly slow, but they grind exceedingly fine".

God's judgement will be righteous because he knows all things. God knows the intents and motives of every persons heart. When God passes judgement he takes every factor into account. The Word of God declares:

Rom 2:2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. (KJV)

Psa 9:8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. (KJV)

Psa 19:9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. (KJV)

God will even consider every word spoken when he metes out judgement:

Matt 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (KJV)

There will be no appeal to circumstances on God's judgement day. No one will successfully blame others for his sins or for his not being saved. There is someone somewhere who under similar circumstances lived for God. Jesus told the scribes and Pharisees that the dead would rise in judgement against them:

Matt 12:41-42 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. (KJV)

When God's judgement is issued, it will be just, for it will not be based on wealth, station in life, popularity, or beauty; it will be based upon his knowledge of all things.

Isa 11:3 He shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: (KJV)

Deu 10:17 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: (KJV)

Rev 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. (KJV)

Justice will prevail in the final weighing of men. Living for God may not seem to pay off for those who view life through carnal eyes, but when eternity begins, the payoff will be revealed to all.

Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (KJV)

God is on the throne and the judge of all the earth will do right.

2Cor 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. (KJV)

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