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Aren’t grace and justice two different things?


And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”  Exodus 34:6-7
            Grace is giving us what we don’t deserve.  Justice is giving us what we deserve.  So how can God be both gracious and just?
            Grace gives people an option to deal with the justice.  If that grace is denied, then justice will be carried out.
            Jesus’ death on the cross was a case of grace and justice.  Our sins were paid for by Jesus (justice) and he did that for us out of love (grace).  Justice was never compromised through the grace shown on the cross.